The Department of Agriculture RFO 10 conducted the 4th Regional Organic Agriculture Congress (ROAC) on June 2017 at Cagayan de Oro City. It was participated by Two Hundred Seventy (270) participants/OA practitioners all over Region 10. This activity to converge OA Stakeholders into an event filled with knowledge-sharing, skills enhancement and marketing opportunities particularly on OA research based mature technologies and practices in crop/livestock/aquaculture production & processing for the beginners/processors/researchers; product development and the Economics of Organic Agriculture for the Marketers/Processors & OA Adaptors group; Showcase/Exhibits Organic Products (processed/raw), new technology coming from the region and drafting of resolutions that will be submitted to NOAP for consolidation.

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The Department of Agriculture Regional Organic Agriculture Program has a total budget allocation of P22,154,000.00 in support to the interventions for CY-2016. This funds is utilized to support both Technical Support Services and Agricultural Equipment and Facilities Support Services. A total of 9,764,000 was allocated to support interventions for the Technical Support Services and 12,390,000 was allocated to support Agricultural Equipment and Facilities Support Services interventions.

Technical Support Services interventions was centered into three (3) components namely: Production Support Services (PSS), Market Development Services and Extension Support (MDS), Education and Training Services (ESETS). Below are details of the program’s accomplishment for the three (3) components in CY- 2016: