DA convenes year-end assessment for special projects anew, commends PhilSCAT for its accomplishments

In a continuing effort to further improve the implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s locally and foreign funded projects, the Special Projects Coordination and Management Assistance Division (SPCMAD) held its Year-End Assessment and Review on February 7 to 10, 2017 at the JC Leisure and Business Place in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.

The 4-day assessment meeting hosted by the Agricultural Training Institute, aimed to evaluate the overall performance of all the locally and foreign funded projects vis-à-vis its 2016 targets. The assessment also served as an avenue for all the participating agencies cascading and setting their strategic directions for 2017.

In a message by Dr. Luz A. Taposok, ATI director, she stressed that the focus of the year-end assessment should be on how the agency would be able to hit its goals and targets. She also urged participating agencies, to show performance, provide par excellence to the agriculture stakeholders and make their presence felt in the field.

PhilSCAT as one of the foreign assisted projects between Philippine-China cooperation in the field agriculture was represented by Patricia P. Bernal, PhilSCAT’s information officer.

For the project presentation, DA-SPCMAD commends the Center for its institutionalization under the Central Luzon State University and for creating 16 plantilla positions that will address the stability of tenure for PhilSCAT staff and at the same time ensure the continuity for relevant PhilSCAT activities.

Among the highlights of the activity were plenary presentations on the accomplishment reports of the different DA projects, updates on the Department of Agriculture plans for 2017, updates on the agreements during the 2015 year-end assessment and the status of project reports submission.

Furthermore, DA-SPCMAD announced that the next mid-year assessment will be held in DA-OSEC’s new building in Quezon City sometime in July and will be hosted by the Philippine Rural Development Project. PPBernal

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