To increase productivity and real income of farmers thereby contributing to agricultural development and growth of the municipality, support the development of farmers, rural women, and youth organizations, help ensure food security, extend the support services necessary to make agriculture and agri-based initiatives profitable and help spread development to those in the rural areas.


An agricultural community with efficient allocation and effective utilization of resources, favourable interaction of all sectors, and sound agricultural growth.

Duties and Functions

The agriculturist shall take charge of the office for agricultural services, and shall:

Formulate measures for the approval of the sanggunian and provide technical assistance and support to the mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out said measures to ensure the delivery of basic services and provisions of adequate facilities relative to agricultural services as provided for under Section 17 of this Code;

Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by the mayor, as the case may be, implement the same, particularly those which have to do with agricultural programs and projects which the mayor is empowered to implement and which the sanggunian is empowered to provide for under this Code;

In addition to the foregoing duties and functions, the agriculturist shall:


Ensure that maximum assistance and access to resources in the production, processing and marketing of agricultural and aqua-cultural and marine products are extended to farmers, fishermen and local entrepreneurs;

Conduct or cause to be conducted location-specific agricultural researches and assist in making available the appropriate technology arising out of and disseminating information on basic research on crops, preventive and control of plant diseases and pests, and other agricultural matters which will maximize productivity;

Assist the mayor, as the case may be, in the establishment and extension services of demonstration forms or aqua-culture and marine products;

Enforce rules and regulations relating to agriculture and aqua-culture;

Coordinate with government agencies and non-governmental organizations which promote agricultural productivity through appropriate technology compatible with environmental integrity;

Be in the frontline of delivery of basic agricultural services, particularly those needed for the survival of the inhabitants during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters;

Recommend to the sanggunian and advise the mayor, as the case may be, on all other matters related to agriculture and aqua-culture which will improve the livelihood and living conditions of the inhabitants; and

Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance;

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Organizational Chart of the
Office of the Municipal Agriculturist


  1. Technical Assistance on Crops and Livestock Production
  2. Surveillance and monitoring of Pests and Diseases and related services
  3. Soil Sampling, Soil Analysis and issuance of recommendations
  4. Seeds, Planting Materials and Fertilizers Subsidy and Distribution
  5. Farmers Field Schools, Trainings and Seminars
  6. Agricultural Base Data
  7. Animal Dispersal Program
  8. Assistance to Rural- based Organizations
  9. Crop Insurance
  10. Animal Insurance
  11. Farmers Health and Life, Accident and Dismemberment Insurance in coordination with PCIC
  12. Validation of Farm Area
  13. Monitoring of crops planted and harvested
  14. Assistance to RBO’s in the preparation of Project Proposals, Resolutions and Requests
  15. Assistance to DA attached agencies and other agencies including Agricultural Colleges and Universities and to Location-specific Agricultural Researches
  1. Vaccination of Animals
  2. Diagnosis and Treatment of Animals
  3. Information Services such as Provision and Distribution of Information, Education and Communication Materials, Exhibit of new technology, products and services, Conduct of Info-caravan, Access to global info in the internet, Sale of References and information materials and SMS inquiry through FITS
  1. Technology Training’s, Fora and Seminars under the Farmers Information and Technology Services Centre.
  1. Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting of Damages to Crops and Livestock

Performance Pledges

Answer to Queries Regarding

ServicesResponse TimePersons Responsible
Crop Production Technology on Rice, HVC, Corn10-20 minutesRamon Nonato H. Plata
Agricultural Base Data10-20 minutesWilma V. Plata
Animal Dispersal Program10-20 minutesCrisanta D. Anacio
Financing Information10-20 minutesJoe Kim U. Cristal
Trainings and Seminars10-20 minutesHerwin S. Gonzales
Certification and Endorsement10-20 minutesMira E. Lingua
Seeds/Planting Materials Subsidy and Distribution10-20 minutesRica D. Ramos
Rural-based Organizations10-20 minutesCamille R. Laygo
Soil Analysis10-20 minutesAntonio A. Abanador
Christian A. Castillo
Mark Anthony V. De Gala

Filling-up of Application/Contract/Claims

ServicesResponse TimePersons Responsible
Animal Dispersal10-20 minutesRamon Nonato H. Plata
Crop Insurance10-20 minutesWilma V. Plata
Animal Insurance10-20 minutesCrisanta D. Anacio
Farmers Insurance10-20 minutesJoe Kim U. Cristal
Herwin S. Gonzales
Validation of Farm Area1-2 hoursMira E. Lingua
Rica D. Ramos
Camille R. Laygo

Preparation of

ServicesResponse TimePersons Responsible
Project Proposals4-8 hoursAntonio A. Abanador
Resolutions30-60 minutes
Training Plan and Design8-24 hours

Field Requests

ServicesResponse TimePersons Responsible
Technical and Extension Services40 minutesWilma V. Plata
Monitoring of crops planted and harvested40 minutesCrisanta D. Anacio
Evaluation of Crop Production and Damages40 minutesJoe Kim U. Cristal
Surveillance of Pests, Diseases and related services2-4 hoursHerwin S. Gonzales
Soil Analysis and Issuance of Recommendation using RCM30 minutesMira E. Lingua
Rica D. Ramos
Provision of Vegetable Seeds and Fruit Tree Seedlings10-30 minutesCamille R. Laygo
Antonio A. Abanador
Severino V. Grande
Reynaldo B. Tesico
Assistance to DA attached agencies and other government agencies4-8 hoursAll Personnel


ServicesResponse TimePersons Responsible
Vaccination of Animals5-10 minutesCamille R. Laygo
Christian A. Castillo
Diagnosis and Treatment of Animals30-60 minutesErnelito D. Sangalang

Techno-Gabay Program (Farmers Information and Technology Services Center)

ServicesResponse TimePersons Responsible
I. Information Services
Provision of IEC MaterialsRamon Nonato H. Plata
Exhibit of new technology, products and services2-5 minutesWilma V. Plata
Conduct of Info-Caravan4-8Crisanta D. Anacio
Access to Global Information in the Internet30 minutesJoe Kim U. Cristal
Sale of References and Information MaterialsHerwin S. Gonzales
SMS Inquiry10-30 minutesMira E. Lingua
Production and Dissemination of appropriate IEC MaterialsRica D. Ramos
Antonio A. Abanador
II. Technology Services
Technology Training/Fora/Seminars4-8 hoursChristian A. Castillo

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