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PhilFIDA 2014 PROGRAMS AND PROJECT
Rapid, Inclusive and Sustained Economic Growth
Production Support Program
  • Sustained Abaca Disease Management Program
  • Production and Distribution of clean and disease-free abaca materials in five (5) tissue culture laboratories supported by seven (7) seedbanks and open-type nurseries.
  • Detection of viral diseases in abaca thru ELISA testing in three (3) diagnostic laboratories, using internally produced anti-sera;
  • Distribution of farmers of young-age silkworm reared in FIDA Sericulture Center; and
  • Commercialization of fiber extraction
Research and Development
  • Development of production technologies through the conduct of agricultural researches on Crop Improvement, Crop Production, Crop Protection and on Agricultural Engineering (soil, water and postharvest)
  • Development/adoption of technologies on the utilization of plant fibers; and
  • Development/improvement of postharvest technologies on fiber extraction.
Extension Support, Education and Training
  • Conduct of Farmers Training
              -Conduct of Farmers Field School (FFS);
              -Conduct of Technical Training;
              -Conduct of Fiber-based Livelihood Training; and
              -Package of Technology Training (POT).
  • Technical Assistance
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    Abaca expansion through the development of new abaca areas to increase abaca production to meet local and foreign demand and to increase farmers' income;

              -Rehabilitation of old and productive abaca plantation and disease-free areas;
              -Acquiring sustainability certification of abaca farms as foreign buyers need for a seal of approval that the product they are buying are the result of practices carried out according to a set of criteria          balancing the ecological, economic and social considerations; and
             -Campaign for mechanized fiber extraction
  • Technical Information Dissemination
             -Production and Distribution of Information Materials such as Technoguides/Brochures; and
             -Maintenance of Techno-Demo Farms.
 Trade Regulatory Programs
  • Licensing Services through the issuance of licenses to fiber industry participants which included Grading and Baling Establishments (GBEs), buying stations, trade exporter, local traders, fiber processors and fiber classifiers. It entails continuous monitoring and evaluation of their facilities to ensure they conform to FIDA regulations; and
  • Fiber Inspection and Enforcement of Grading Standards through the strict enforcement of fiber grading standards to ensure that fibers being traded conform to government standards to maintain the leading Philippine position in the International Market.
Plans and Policies Developed and Monitored
  • Formulation of plans, programs, coordination, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Conduct of consultations and meetings with the industry sector;
  • Implementation of Data Monitoring System of the Fiber Industry; and
  • Attendance to foreign meetings, conferences and representation in foreign such as the FAO/UNCTAD working group on hard fibers.