DA 11 conducts Value Chain Assessment Workshop

The regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA 11) has gathered around 250 stakeholders from abaca, banana, coconut, mango and durian industries in Davao Region for a Value Chain Analysis (VCA) workshop and Stakeholders Forum at Royal Mandaya Hotel recently.

The workshop which aims to strengthen the partnership and linkage between the stakeholders and DA 11 to promote extensive engagement in the development planning, investment programming and budgeting processes was spearheaded by DA’s I-Plan Committee under the Philippine Rural Development Program, an assisted program by World Bank.

“The identification of the gaps along with the value chain would be the bases of DA 11 to respond to the needs of the industry clusters”, Agriculture Regional Director Remelyn Recoter said.

She added that in terms of the intervention of DA 11, this would be an opportunity for Davao region to give birth to sub-projects to benefit the farming communities which will be possibly funded by PRDP through value chain.

“The VCA is a requirement for the provinces to come up with provincial commodity investment plan in order that project proposals should be funded”, Recoter said.

Through the PRDP, Recoter is hopeful that this could maintain the ranking of Davao Region as top producer in Mindanao and not only to maintain the ranking, but likewise improve the productivity and the volume of production of these commodities.

Facilitated by provincial and city commodity coordinators, the three day consultative workshop was composed of presentation of VCA and portrait of their respective industry, VCA Mapping and Flow of Transaction, End Market Analysis, Film Level Upgrading, Inter-firm Relationship on Vertical and Horizontal Linkages, Value Chain Governance, Support Market, Enabling Environment, Constraints and Opportunities or Competitiveness Strategy and Planning and Reporting Action Plan. (LLBocado/Aggie Media Service)

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