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HYBRID RICE COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM

I. Hybrid Rice Subsidy
    1. Description of the Program
    The program is designed to increase production that can contribute to food security program of the country from 3.0 MT to at least 5.0 MT up to 7 tons per hectare. The strategy is provision of 15 to 20 kilos of F1 hybrid seeds with government subsidy of P50.00 per kilo. The priority of the program is irrigated areas.

    2. Recipient of the Program/Service
      Bonafide farmers with knowledge in hybrid technology
      Farmers with irrigated landholdings

    3. Requirements
      Irrigated areas
      Soil test
      Purchase request

    4. Procedures
      Issuance of Memorandum from DA-Central Office to DARFU-3
      Issuance of Memorandum from DA-RF-3 to Provincial Office regarding program protocol and guidelines
      PAO to discuss the details of the program with the Municipal Agriculture Officer implementers
      MAO to submit masterlist of farmers and Purchase Order
      Purchase of F1 seed from accredited agents and growers
      MAO to submit the accomplished masterlist duly signed by the farmer-beneficiaries
      PAO to conduct validation of masterlisted farmers at municipal level
      PAO and MAO to conduct monitoring and supervision of program implementation, prepare and submit status report on a weekly basis
II. Technical Assistance on Production
    1. Description of the Program
    Basically, technical briefing is being conducted before a farmer can go into hybrid production. Farmers are being briefed from hybrid seed selection and other cultural management, especially on seed bedding which should be given priority. Agricultural Technologist supervises and guides farmers in the production of hybrid rice.

    2. Recipient of the Program
    All farmers planting F1 Hybrid seeds

    3. Requirements
    Technical briefing and hands-on demo

    4. Procedures
      Issuance of Memorandum on program technology implementation
      DA RFU3 and PAO discuss the details of program technology to be implemented
      PAO and MAO to discuss details of program technology to be implemented
      PAO and MAO to conduct technical briefing with agricultural technicians
      Agricultural technicians to guide/assist farmers in the implementation and adoption of technology
III. Establishment of Techno-Demo Farms
    1. Description of the Program
    These are being established to showcase the adaptability of varieties, its response to different Local Specific Interventions (LSI) and fertilizers to a specific location. It is also an introduction of the hybrid rice technology especially to places where technology is not yet introduced and adopted.

    2. Recipient of the Program
      Farmers willing to adopt the prescribed technology
      Farmers with irrigated areas
      Ready to conduct Harvest and Field Day Festivals

    3. Requirements
      Technical briefing
      Inputs-hybrid seeds
      Placard
      AT to supervise farm activities

    4. Procedures
      DA-RFU3 issuance of Package of Technology and material inputs to LGU, PAO
      Coordination of LGUs-PAO to MLGU-MAO for technology implementation
      MLGU to submit list of cooperator to PAO
      PAO to conduct interview with cooperators
      Supervision of assigned AT implementation from seed soaking to harvest, as well as area validation
      Coordination of MAO to PAO for the conduct of Field Day and Harvest Festival
      MAO to submit status report to PAO
      PAO to submit report to DA-RFU3

PROVISION OF SOIL ANALYSIS USING SOIL TEST KIT AND ROUTINE ANALYSIS
    1. Description of the Program
    After some long years of relying on their old practices, our farmers are now getting acquainted on the importance of the different activities under the soils laboratory and the advantages that they derived from those activities. They have realized that the hula-hula and gaya-gaya system should be replaced with technology that can help them in increasing their income.
    The project covers different activities and services undertaken in consonance with increased yield under favorable conditions. Those activities include soil sampling, soil analysis using soil test kit and routine and fertilizer recommendations. It aims to help the farmers increase their productivity and income respectively.
    2. Recipient of the Program
    Farmers' willingness to adapt the technology under rice, corn and HVCC programs

    3. Requirements
      ATs/coordinators to conduct soil analysis
      Farmers knowledge on proper collection of soil samples

    4. Procedures
      Coordination with MLGUs-MAO regarding soil analysis
      Conduct farmers meeting together with MLGUs-MAO
      Orientation on proper collection of soil samples
      Perform STK analysis in the municipalities as per requested by MLGUs or at the soils laboratory of the province
      Give fertilizer recommendations
      Collect and prepare soil and water samples for routine analysis and analyze it at Regional Soils Laboratory
      Monitoring on the use of fertilizer recommendations
FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

I. Aquaculture
    1. Description of the Program
    The project involves provision of necessary interventions to improve aquaculture production. Technical trainings are conducted to qualified beneficiaries, giving emphasis on the use of improved fish strains and proper sustainable management. Fingerlings are distributed at subsidized costs to help reduce input of beneficiaries. To showcase improved aquaculture technologies, demonstration farms are established at different municipalities.

    2. Recipient of the Program
    Targeted beneficiaries under the program are individual small fishpond operators with the area of one (1) hectare and below and are willing to adopt technology being extended by technical personnel of PAO.

    3. Requirements
      With fishpond area of one (1) hectare and below and sufficient water supply
      With an open mind and willingness to adopt recommended technology
      Willing to attend required technology seminar
      Resident of the municipality with experience in aquaculture production
      Willing to enter into a MOA with PGB, and shall fully abide with provisions and stipulations therein


    4. Procedures
      The MAO/MA/MFARMC Chairman shall submit potential list of interested beneficiaries to PAO
      The PAO (FOD and FDD Division) shall conduct ocular inspection of fishpond and validation of beneficiaries
      FDD staff shall prepare final list of beneficiaries and shall furnish copy to MAO/MA/MFARMC.
      Qualified fisherfolk shall undergo technical training/briefing and adopt recommended technology.
      The beneficiary shall sign MOA, employ record keeping and submit production data to PAO-FDD.
      PAO staff/MLGU/FARMC shall conduct regular monitoring of the project
      Each qualified beneficiary shall be entitled to fingerling assistance at a maximum of:
        a. Tilapia - 5,000 pcs/beneficiary
        b. Bangus - 2,000 pcs/beneficiary
II. Coastal Resource Management
    1. Description of the Program
    The project aims to help provide livelihood support to marginal fishermen in the province. Gill nets, fish nets for making baklad/fish trap and non-motorized fishing banca are distributed to qualified fishermen to augment their income. Costs of these inputs are paid by beneficiaries at 25% of the actual cost, 75% of which is subsidized by the Provincial Government of Bulacan.
    To help safeguard the continuous degradation of aquatic environment, Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council (MFARMC) of coastal municipalities are tapped to implement fishery laws provided for in the Municipal Fishery Ordinance and/or RA 8550. Trainings are being conducted to encourage community participation in the enforcement of fishery laws. Regular updates on red tide status are disseminated to concerned municipalities to inform the public of the safety of fish and shellfish/aquatic products.

    2. Recipient of the Program
    The program is extended to marginal fishermen who are members of accredited fishery association/cooperative/council and included in the Municipal Fisherfolk Registry. 3. Requirements
      Resident of the barangay with experience in fishing
      Member of accredited fishery association/cooperative/council and included in the Municipal Fisherfolk Registry
      Endorsed by Brgy. Captain, MFARMC Chairman and MAO/MA/CA
      Willing to enter into a MOA with the Provincial Government of Bulacan and shall fully abide with the provisions and stipulations therein

    4. Procedures
      The MAO/MA/CA/MFARMC Chairman shall submit potential list to PAO
      The PAO (FOD/FDD Division) shall conduct validation of the fisherfolk
      FDD Shall prepare final list of beneficiaries and shall furnish copy to MAO/MA/CA/MFARMC
      The fisherfolk shall sign Individual Profile Form, MOA with PGB prior to distribution of inputs
III. Post-Harvest
    1. Description of the Program
    Trainings and lecture demonstration on fish processing are being conducted to encourage individual fisherfolk or associations to venture into small/village type processing project. It also includes lecture on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) to ensure safety and quality of finished products. In coordination with Bureau and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), post harvest equipment like smokehouse will be awarded to qualified beneficiaries to facilitate project operation.

    2. Recipient of the Program
    Individual fisherfolk or associations willing to engage into small fish processing project, preferably in areas where there are supply of raw materials.
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