AGRI-PINOY CORN PROGRAM

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2011 AGRI-PINOY CORN PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT

Corn production for CY 2011 grew by 9.61% or equivalent to 613,000 metric tons (MT) from 6.377 million MT in 2010 to 6.99 million MT in 2011 primarily driven by yellow corn production growing at 14.38%. The increment mainly came from the additional production of about 71.6% during the 2nd quarter of 2011 (April-June). The top regions that contributed to this production level and growth were Cagayan Valley (23%), Northern Mindanao (17%), SOCCSKSARGEN (17%) and ARMM (12%).

 Area harvested to corn for CY 2011 increased by 1.92% or 48,000 hectares (ha) from 2.499 million ha in 2010 to 2.547 million ha in 2011. Yellow corn area grew at a rate of 8.88% while white corn decreased by 4.11%. The 2nd quarter also contributed much with 36.6% expansion in area. Among the regions, SOCCSKSARGEN has the highest share with 17% of the total area followed by Cagayan Valley (17%), Northern Mindanao (14%) and ARMM (11%).

 Corn yield for CY 2011 is 2.74 MT/ha with a 7.55% increase compared to 2010. Average yield for white is 1.7 MT/ha and for yellow is 3.81 MT/ha. Farm mechanization and provision of postharvest facilities contributed to increasing yields. The regions with the highest yield level were Ilocos (5.03 MT/ha), Central Luzon (4.86 MT/ha), Northern Mindanao (3.32 MT/ha) and MIMAROPA (3.14 MT/ha).



CY 2011 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Production Support Services

  1. OPV Seed Production & Exchange Subsidy - Provided 9,143 bags of quality registered and certified OPV corn seeds under counterpart arrangements with Local Government Units (LGUs) to farmers whose main staple is white corn grits
     
  2. Support to Cassava Production - Provided 87,283 bundles of high-yielding cassava seed pieces in support to contract growing arrangement between farmers and processors/end-users
     
  3. Organic-Based Agriculture 

  1. Biological Control 

    • Trichogramma Production - Provided 2,169,917 t-cards to farmers (100 t-cards per hectare at a maximum cost of PhP2.50 per t-card)
    • Earwig Production - Provided 2,754,034 earwigs to farmers for the control of corn borer
    • Pest & Disease Surveillance & Control - Monitored 74,749 hectares during the conduct of pest and disease surveillance and control operations by RFUs, LGUs and farmer-based teams
       
  2. Pilot Farm Mechanization & Tractor Pool - Distributed a total of 117 units of farm tractors (57 units for CY 2011 and 60 units for CY 2010 continuing fund) through counterpart-funding arrangement to LGUs, cooperatives or farmer associations and cultivated 29,500 hectares of corn farm areas using these tractors
     
  3. Rehabilitation Assistance - Distributed 500 bags of quality hybrid and OPV seeds to assist farmers who are victims of natural calamities such as drought, typhoons and floods to recover their losses
     
  4. National & Regional Field Monitoring - Conducted periodic monitoring activities at the field level for 71 provinces


Postharvest Development Services

  1. Postharvest Facilities 

    • Established and completed ready for operation 12 village-type postharvest facilities (PHFs) and distributed 46 cassava granulator cum shredders, 78 hermetic cocoon, 25 corn mills and 11 hammer mills using CY 2010 continuing fund
       
    • Reduced post harvest losses from 15% to 12.7% in areas where PHFs were provided under counterpart arrangements with local government units and farmer organizations
       
    • One set of village-type dryer can save up to 43.5 tons of grains annually, one unit of National Agribusiness Corporation (NABCOR) Corn Postharvest Processing & Trading Center (CPHPTC) can save up to 429 tons of grains annually and 100 units of hermetic cocoons can save up to 300 tons of grains annually equivalent to PhP3million
       
  2. Aflatoxin Prevention - Implemented 385 aflatoxin prevention among corn farmers in partnership with Bureau of Agriculture & Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) for premium quality corn grains and grits with less than 50 ppb/20 ppb aflatoxin levels, respectively
     
  3. Technical Postharvest Monitoring - Conducted 14 technical assistance and the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development & Mechanization (PhilMech) provided the evaluation and monitoring of post harvest facilities


Marketing Development Services

  1. Market Matching - Facilitated 86 marketing tie-ups and contract growing arrangements in the farm clusters and the conduct of trade and farm machinery fairs and exhibitions
  2. Corn Marketing & Price Information Network - Provided 748 timely price and market information to farm clusters


Extension Support, Education & Training Services

  1. Farmer Education - Conducted 927 trainings on pest management, nutrient management, farm mechanization and other cultural practices in corn production and postharvest to empower 34,685 farmers and agricultural technicians to become more efficient and productive 

    a. 223 Techno Showcase

    b. One (1) Training of Trainers Courses (TOTs) for LGU-based extension personnel, including curriculum development, through Agricultural Training Institute (ATI)

    c. 360 Farmer Field Schools (FFSs)

    d. 80 Entrepreneurial Training or Agribusiness Training Courses for cooperatives

    e. 44 Post Harvest Technology Promotion, Extension and Training

    f. 147 Other Trainings and Technical Briefings

    g. 40 Cassava Trainings and Other Meetings

    h. 22 Cassava Techno Demo
     

  2. Support to LGU extension workers - Provided performance-based support to 2,689 LGU-based extension workers


Research & Development Services

  • Institutional Corn Research & Development - Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) funded 11 institutional researches on integrated soil management, cost-reducing production, post harvest and processing technologies by DA-RFUs and State Colleges & Universities (SCUs)
  • Farmers' Participatory Technology Development - Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) administered grants for 18 farmer-managed field researches to develop location-specific technologies and to address specific field problems
  • Research & Development for Cassava - DA-RFUs conducted two (2) researches to identify the most adapted varieties and established the optimum fertilizer rate and plant density to maximize cassava yield in coordination with BAR and SCUs
  • BAR also implemented/adopted the newly crafted Research and Development, Extension Agenda and Program (2011-2016) and continued the monitoring and evaluation of on-going national corn funded projects


Regulatory Services

  • Corn Standards Development & Promotion - Developed and implemented five (5) classification and grading standards for the marketing of white and yellow corn grains
  • BAFPS crafted the Roadmap to Quality and Aflatoxin-Free Corn: The Philippine Approach and identified approaches towards reduction and control of aflatoxin contamination in corn for food and feeds and capability building measures for integrated control of aflatoxin

Information Support Services

  • Development & Implementation of Information Technology System (ITS) - Operationalized and maintained 14 ITS in support to the information and data requirements for program management and implementation
  • Management Information System (MIS) - The Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) and the DA-Information Technology Center for Agriculture & Fisheries (ITCAF) developed and operationalized 46 MIS programs
  • DA-RFUs distributed 36,977 white corn, yellow corn and cassava printed materials such as flyers, brochures, posters, tarpaulins, calendars, etc.
  • DA-Agriculture & Fisheries Information Service (AFIS) produced White Corn TV Infomercials and radio plugs with Representatives Emmanuel Pacquiao, Lone District of Sarangani and Lucy Torres-Gomez, Fourth District of Leyte iterating the importance of eating white corn. These were also supplemented with other info advocacy materials such as billboards installed at the DA gates, posters, brochures, info kits, and fans.

Policy Formulation & Advocacy Services

  •  Policy Formulation & Statistics - Supported 33 policy studies, specifically on the development of econometric and representative farm models to evaluate impacts of GATT-WTO and AFTA-related policies on domestic corn production and utilization, and farm incomes as well as support to the development of corn statistics through nationwide surveys by BAS
  • Program Benefit & Impact Evaluation - BAS undertook 16 annual program benefit and impact evaluation studies
  • Strengthened coordination with the industry players that includes Philippine Maize Federation, Inc. (Phil Maize), National Corn Competitiveness Board (Corn Board), Philippine Association of Feed Millers, Inc. (PAFMI) and Livestock & Poultry Sector to stabilize corn prices
  • Initiated farmer groups' access to credit and guarantee funds for financial institutions and continuous promotion on the use of cost-reducing technologies


REGIONAL CORN COORDINATORS

PANSY KARY PILUDEN
Department of Agriculture
CAR BPI Complex, Guisad, Baguio City
Tel. No. (074) 300-5027
Fax No. (074) 443-4621
Mobile No. 0919-842-6612
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FRANCISCO L. SOPSOP
Department of Agriculture
RFU VII Mandaue Experimental Station Maguikay, Mandaue City
Tel. No. (032) 268-9804
Fax No. (032) 268-2314
Mobile No. 0926-646-7973
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CRISPULO G. BAUTISTA
Department of Agriculture
RFU I San Fernando City, La Union
Tel. No. (072) 888-0341
Fax No. (072) 888-2085
Mobile No. 0920-917-6349
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BRENDA J. PEPITO
Department of Agriculture
RFU VIII Kanhuraw Hill, Tacloban City
Tel. No. (053) 321-3047
Fax No. (053) 325-3610
Mobile No. 0929-144-9193
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ORLADO J. LORENZANA
Department of Agriculture
RFU II Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Tel. No. (078) 304-0422
Fax No. (078) 844-1031
Mobile No. 0917-690-6181
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FELIZARDO M. SALOMES
Department of Agriculture
RFU IX General V. Alvarez St.,  Zamboanga City
Tel. No. (062) 991-2594 loc. 211
Fax No. (062) 991-2536
Mobile No. 0919-986-2531
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ARLEEN D. TORRES
Department of Agriculture
RFU III City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Tel. No. (045) 961-1560
Fax No. (045) 961-1560
Mobile No. 0908-557-0808
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LARRY E. PARALUMAN
Department of Agriculture RFU X Luna St., Cagayan de Oro City
Tel. No. (088) 856-2753
Telefax: ( 08822) 726-564
Mobile No. 0918-562-9845
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VILMA M. DIMACULANGAN
Department of Agriculture
RFU IV A BPI Bldg. Visayas Ave., Diliman, Q. C.
Tel. No. (02) 928-5375
Fax No. (02) 928-3919
Mobile No. 0921-769-5906
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HERNA M. PALMA
Department of Agriculture
RFU XI Bangoy St., Davao City
Tel. No. (082) 226-3625 loc. 1118
Fax No. (082) 226-3625 loc. 1109
Mobile No. 0929-299-7691
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ANTONIO R. GONZALES
Department of Agriculture
RFU IV B ATI Bldg., Elliptical Rd., Diliman, Q.C.
Tel. No. (02) 921-2641
Fax No. (02) 920-2018
Mobile No. 0915-717-8660
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ZALDY M. BOLORON
Department of Agriculture
RFU XII CSA Bldg., Gen. Santos Drive Koronadal City
Tel. No. (083) 381-0091
Fax No. (083) 381-0091
Mobile No. 0928-552-1786
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EDUARDO L. LOMERIO
Department of Agriculture
RFU V San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur
Tel. No. (054) 477-7254
Fax No. (054) 361-1690
Mobile No. 0920-357-5634
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ABEL F. WAGAS
Department of Agriculture
CARAGA Capitol Site, Butuan City
Tel. No. (085) 342-4092
Fax No. (085) 341-2114
Mobile No. 0919-292-5147
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RICARDO B. SALTIN
Department of Agriculture
RFU VI Port San Pedro, Iloilo City
Tel. No. (033) 337-4775
Fax No. (033) 337-1018
Mobile No. 0921-594-3371
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MARIE B. ABUTAZIL
Department of Agriculture
ARMM Cotabato City
Tel. No. (064) 421-1248
Fax No. (064) 421-1234
Mobile No. 0921-248-7817
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Dr. ARTEMIO M. SALAZAR
Institute of Plant Breeding
College of Agriculture University of the Philippines Los Banos, Laguna
Telefax: (049) 536-7181
Mobile No. 0918-905-4369
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CORN PROGRAM

NAME CONTACT NO. FAX NO. MOBILE NO. E-MAIL  ADDRESS
NATIONAL SECRETARIAT
National Coordinator ASEC EDILBERTO M. DE LUNA

09235682628

09295826456

Head, Secretariat MILO DELOS REYES 029288741 loc 2405 029265691 09157897564 agripinoycorn@
yahoo.com
Asst. Head, Secretariat EDGARDO RUBIO 029265691 09173771354
Cassava Project Leader DR. CANDIDO DAMO 09284565835
Cassava Technical Staff REINA F. LAPID 09157256996
 Technical Staff: ROSEL L. PARADO 09202229433
ARMYLENE B. POSADA
MARRY ROSE M. MANIEBO
EARL VINCENT P. VEGAS
LOCIL R. LACABA
HEYCEL R. REYES
JULIE SANTOS 09197166879
JANE VILLA 09196822001
 Admin Staff: ERWIN SOLIVA 09065088303