The Department of Agriculture in Region 10 (DA-10) called on farmers and farmer organizations on Wednesday to register in the Farmers and Fisherfolk Enterprise Development Information System (FFEDIS), part of the national government’s streamlining of an agriculture information database.
DA-10 Executive Director Carlene C. Collado said the move aims to pool resources for enterprise development, as provided in Republic Act 11321 or otherwise known as the Sagip Saka Act, and DA Memorandum Circular 25 series of 2020.
According to Collado, FFEDIS is a web-based information system that contains a list of possible and implemented programs and projects, a registry of agricultural and fisheries enterprises, and a roster of private companies engaged in such enterprises.
“This [FFEDIS] will assist the government in formulating plans and programs on enterprise development,” Collado said in a statement.
The database includes farmers and fisherfolk enterprises and other businesses engaged in agriculture and fishery-related economic activities.
Collado said the database aims to empower producer groups, the private sector, the local governments, and potential donors to respond to the needs of the markets.
Registration can be done, he said, either through the FFEDIS Registration Desk at the agency’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) or online via ffedis.da.gov.ph.
The documentary requirements include accomplished FFEDIS enrolment form, valid business permit, and applicable certificates of registration coming from Securities and Exchange Commission, Cooperative Development Authority, Department of Trade and Industry.
“With the inclusion of our farmers and fisherfolk in the enterprise registry system, the agriculture department targets to improve their production, productivity and access to financing; and provide business support and development services and access to improved technologies,” Collado said.