Launching of Milk Supplementation Program
The PCC launched a 120-day milk supplementation project in Brgy. Licaong, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija on July 29, 2016, in cooperation with the Parents-Teachers Association of Licaong Elementary School, City Health Office, City Social Welfare and Development, Barangay LGU and Health Center, and Majestic Christ Church, benefiting 183 school children.
Pilot Nutrition and Livelihood Intervention through Milk Supplementation Program
The favorable experience and preliminary findings in Licaong facilitated PCC’s formal collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in implementing the above program in pilot municipalities in Nueva Ecija, Bohol, and Bukidnon.
National Knowledge Sharing Forum on Carabao-Based Enterprise Development (CBED)
The PCC convened carabao industry players for sharing of exemplar practices of various stakeholders in CBED and in presenting preliminary versions of its 26 knowledge products (KPs) for purpose of pretesting before its launching in 2017.
Piloting of Farmer Livestock School for Dairy Buffalo Production (FLS-DBP)
The PCC piloted the FLS-DBP, a participatory adult learning modality, in three sites in the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Ilocos Norte. A first in the country, the FLS-DBP was implemented once a week for 34 weeks and was facilitated by trained individuals from farmer-cooperatives, local government units and PCC.
Certification under Performance-Based Incentive System (PBIS)
The PCC was the only operating agency in the Department of Agriculture certified by the Department of Budget and Management on May 13, 2016 to receive appropriate incentive via Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for its personnel. This is a direct manifestation of the agency’s inherent commitment to excellence in planning, implementation and evaluation and efficiency in fund utilization.
Acquisition of Fund for Credit Window
The Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) allocated a fund amounting to Php100 million to PCC as a credit facility for carabao keepers. The credit window to be channeled thru conduit co-operatives was designed to compose loan products for Animal Acquisition, Working Capital and Machinery, and Equipment Acquisition.