This year's agricultural performance proved another facet of the relentless efforts of the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro (PGOM) through the Provincial Agriculturist’s Office (PAgO) towards achieving sustainable agri-fishery development in the midst of the Coronavirus-19 pandemic.
A commodity-based learning facility for agri-preneurs adopting the value-chain approach to increase profitability from farming. An enabling ecosystem for existing and would-be agri-entrepreneurs and a learning facility for agriculture/agri-business students to promote youth enrollment in agriculture
Oriental Mindoro's rich and arable land is suitable for agriculture. It produces large quantities of rice, corn, coconut, vegetables and fruits like calamansi, banana, rambutan, marang or uloy, lanzones and durian.
This year highlighted the implementation of the 4th cycle of Fisheries Seasonal Closure (SC) or the “Pahingang Pangisdaan ng Oriental Mindoro”. The SC was cut short for a month to provide sustained livelihood opportunities to vulnerable fisherfolk adversely affected by the pandemic.
Farmers and fisherfolk from all over the province received various interventions from the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro amounting to more than 11 million pesos as part of the Provincial Agriculturist’s Office Pamaskong Handog para sa Magsasaka at Mangingisdang Mindorenyo held on December 10, 2020
Fourteen Farmer Associations from Oriental Mindoro received various farm machineries and equipment from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMECH) during the turnover ceremony held on October 14, 2020
The Provincial Agriculturist’s Office conducted multiple on-site soil analyses for rice farmers in Naujan and Gloria, Oriental Mindoro on September 17-18 and October 1-2, 2020 respectively. A total of 151 farmers benefitted from this free soil testing service.
The Provincial Agriculturist’s Office conducted a planning workshop on the Formulation of Oriental Mindoro’s Aquaculture Development Plan for 2020-2023. The 2 day-activity was conducted on August 5-6, 2020 at Gabutero Organic Farm Resort in Brgy. Libonan, Bongabong.
In an effort to promote Mindoro Dionrado Rice production, the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro through the Provincial Agriculturist’s Office implements the Mindoro Rice Branding Program which provide seed subsidy and innovative packaging of milled rice to the four Rice Processing Centers (RPCs) in the province.
The Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro through the Provincial Agriculturist’s Office initiated the revitalization of the Community Garden Project or Gulayan sa Barangay to ensure available food for Mindoreños.
Agri-Infohub is an innovative platform that aims to reach farmers at the grassroots level more effectively connecting farmers to better market leads and facilitate their access to technological information, counselling, training, storage, transportation, seeds and farm inputs. This will also help facilitate utilization of the numerous R&D outputs developed by research and academic institutions that had long been shelved and rendered inaccessible to farmers, women and youth engaged in agriculture.
Office Address: Camilmil, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro 5200 Philippines