City Hall, NSO conduct registry of Zambo agri-based sector PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 September 2012 14:30

In response to DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2012-119, the National Statistics Office (NSO) and the city government through the City Planning and Development Coordinator’s Office (CPDCO) headed by Engr. Rodrigo Sicat has conducted a series of barangay consultations and trainings for the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) in this part of the region.

Engr. Sicat said the RSBSA is an electronic compilation of basic information on farmers, farm laborers and fisherfolks, who are the target beneficiaries of agriculture-related programs and services.

He added the establishment of the RSBSA database envisions manageable access to baseline agricultural information by government stakeholders. “Through this system, government planners and policymakers could effectively formulate significant policies and programs for agricultural development,” he explained.

Specifically, the registration activity was aimed at gathering demographic and socio-economic profile of the farmers, farm laborers and fisherfolks such as sex, age, marital status and highest educational attainment, whether with sources of income other than farming and fishing; membership in agriculture/fisheries organization, whether an Agrarian Reform Beneficiary in the case of farmers and farm laborers, whether the households of the farmer/farm laborer or fisherman is a beneficiary of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT)/Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

In Zamboanga, the Trainor’s Training was conducted Aug. 28-31 at Cecile’s Catering and Pension House in Tumaga where City Government Staff from the CPDCO, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD0), City Agriculturist’s Office, City Civil Registrar’s Office and City Human Resource Management Office were trained as Lecturers and Training Facilitators. Prior to the actual field survey, the interviewers together with the Punong Barangays and secretaries will undergo orientation and training on RSBSA manual and forms. These were conducted on September 14-18, 2012 at the Ayala and Don Pablo Gymnasiums, September 20-24, 2012 at the Curuan and Cabaluay Gymnasiums and September 26-29, 2012 at the City Health Office and CSWDO Conference Rooms.

As a result of the trainings, 414 field interviewers will be hired to conduct the registration activity and the NSO will pay the interviewers. A maximum of 30 days was projected to finish the registry operation. The time frame for the actual registration is set for October 2012. — Vic Larato