Agri-related MSMEs should look closely at what the DA is doingMonday, July 11, 2016
The last two weeks showed us that the new government is results-oriented, and what more good example of this is the recent developments in the Agriculture Department (DA):
- Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol urged everyone to ensure implementation of programs to ensure rice sufficiency in the country,
- The National Irrigation Administration, the National Food Authority and the Philippine Coconut Authority are under the DA again,
- The secretary himself vows to focus on food production, which is the raison d'etre (reason of existence) of the department.
- Piñol also said that he plans to adopt the best practices of farmers in rice self-sufficient regions, and asks for updated soil data which has been used for four decades.
Why Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), especially those who are related to agriculture, should look forward to these developments? The hopes are up again at the DA, which is now led by those in the grassroots who has experienced lots of misses in the previous administrations.
Unlike before, it's easy to see updates on the department as the secretary himself post his pieces on Facebook. Moreover the department is on a roll of optimism and the secretary is set to motivate the people inside the DA to realize the promise of the new admin to its constituents.
We are optimistic on what the Department of Agriculture will do in the next few months - and now that we gave our reason why MSMEs should take a look, let's support the DA in its efforts.
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