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

Services Response Time Persons Responsible
Crop Production Technology on Rice, HVC, Corn 10-20 minutes Ramon Nonato H. Plata
Agricultural Base Data 10-20 minutes Wilma V. Plata
Animal Dispersal Program 10-20 minutes Crisanta D. Anacio
Financing Information 10-20 minutes Joe Kim U. Cristal
Trainings and Seminars 10-20 minutes Herwin S. Gonzales
Certification and Endorsement 10-20 minutes Mira E. Lingua
Seeds/Planting Materials Subsidy and Distribution 10-20 minutes Rica D. Ramos
Rural-based Organizations 10-20 minutes Camille R. Laygo
Soil Analysis 10-20 minutes Antonio A. Abanador
Christian A. Castillo
Mark Anthony V. De Gala

Filling-up of Application/Contract/Claims

Services Response Time Persons Responsible
Animal Dispersal 10-20 minutes Ramon Nonato H. Plata
Crop Insurance 10-20 minutes Wilma V. Plata
Animal Insurance 10-20 minutes Crisanta D. Anacio
Farmers Insurance 10-20 minutes Joe Kim U. Cristal
Herwin S. Gonzales
Validation of Farm Area 1-2 hours Mira E. Lingua
Rica D. Ramos
Camille R. Laygo

Preparation of

Services Response Time Persons Responsible
Project Proposals 4-8 hours Antonio A. Abanador
Resolutions 30-60 minutes
Training Plan and Design 8-24 hours

Field Requests

Services Response Time Persons Responsible
Technical and Extension Services 40 minutes Wilma V. Plata
Monitoring of crops planted and harvested 40 minutes Crisanta D. Anacio
Evaluation of Crop Production and Damages 40 minutes Joe Kim U. Cristal
Surveillance of Pests, Diseases and related services 2-4 hours Herwin S. Gonzales
Soil Analysis and Issuance of Recommendation using RCM 30 minutes Mira E. Lingua
Rica D. Ramos
Provision of Vegetable Seeds and Fruit Tree Seedlings 10-30 minutes Camille R. Laygo
Antonio A. Abanador
Severino V. Grande
Reynaldo B. Tesico
Assistance to DA attached agencies and other government agencies 4-8 hours All Personnel


Services Response Time Persons Responsible
Vaccination of Animals 5-10 minutes Camille R. Laygo
Christian A. Castillo
Diagnosis and Treatment of Animals 30-60 minutes Ernelito D. Sangalang

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

Services Response Time Persons Responsible
I. Information Services
Provision of IEC Materials Ramon Nonato H. Plata
Exhibit of new technology, products and services 2-5 minutes Wilma V. Plata
Conduct of Info-Caravan 4-8 Crisanta D. Anacio
Access to Global Information in the Internet 30 minutes Joe Kim U. Cristal
Sale of References and Information Materials Herwin S. Gonzales
SMS Inquiry 10-30 minutes Mira E. Lingua
Production and Dissemination of appropriate IEC Materials Rica D. Ramos
Antonio A. Abanador
II. Technology Services
Technology Training/Fora/Seminars 4-8 hours Christian A. Castillo

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