Crop Development Program

The total crop production of the province increased by 75.28  percent from 5,892.37 metric tons of 2019  to 10,327.89 metric tons for CY 2020.  Although the province has been damaged by Typhoons Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses in the last quarter of 2020 there have been an increase in production of  farmers  specifically in rootcrops (cassava and arrowroot ).

Palay ProductionCorn ProductionVegetable and other Crop Production
Palay production increased by 76.69 percent from 4,288.46 metric tons production of 2019 compared to 7,577.15 metric tons production of 2020. The increase in yield was due to the good climatic condition from January till the mid of October 2020.
More production was expected until the last quarter of 2020 but unfortnunately it was not attained due to damages caused by Typhoons Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses.
Corn production for 2020 is 1,394.26 metric tons. This 2020 is 188.93 percent higher than 2019 production which is 482.56 metric tons. This can be attributed on the use of high yielding varieties, adoption of new technologies in corn farming, and the increase of farmers production areas due to the pandemicFor 2020 vegetable production generated 310.27 metric tons compared to 2019 production of 245.63 metric tons. There is an increase in the production of root crops from 278.58 in 2019 to 650.00 metric tons in 2020. Other perennial crops, banana, spices , legumes were given emphasis by farmers in the barangays. The promotion of programs on high value and other perennial crops production was spearheaded and prioritized by Department of Agriculture program on High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP).

CROP PRODUCTION (Per Municipality – 2019 and 2020)

a. Table 14: Palay Production

Data Source:  PAGRIO  Annual Accomplishment Report 2020

b. Table 15: Corn Production

Data Source:  PAGRIO  Annual Accomplishment Report 2020

c. Table 16 Vegetable and other crops

Data Source:  PAGRIO  Annual Accomplishment Report 2020
Fishery Development
  
 1.  LAW ENFORCEMENT – to minimize if not totally eradicate illegal fishing activities and to protect, manage and conserve marine and aquatic resources of the province.
                                 -  48 surveillance/monitoring on illegal fishing conducted
                                 -  3 coordination conducted with other agencies.
                                 -  conducted seaborne operation
  
 2.  LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT
                                 - 8 units of Lapu-lapu fish cage procured
                                 - 6 units of fish flakes for 6 CFLC procured 
                                 - 2 units of LED Light boat procured  
  
 3.  PROJECT ESTABLISHMENT – To establish project area for sea ranching and seaweed production projects for adaptation of fisherfolks in the barangay/municipal level.
                                 
 4.  EXTENSION SERVICES
                                 - Monitored municipal/commercial fishery production provincewide.
                                 - Conducted site validation for Lapu-lapu fish cage project
                                 - Rendered technical assistance or zoning of Buyabod area for fish coral and   fish cage culture 

Table 17: Fish Production Development

PAGRIO  Annual Accomplishment Report 2020

High Value Commercial Crop Production

Promotion and transfer of updated technologies on vegetable production to increase supply of acceptable product in the market thru provision of seeds, planting materials, agricultural inputs, supplies and materials.

• Establishment of integrated organic farm showcasing the different technologies in agricultural production.

• Distributed 904 packs of assorted vegetable seeds to all farmers recipients and walk in clienteles for backyard gardening with 106 farmers.

• Distributed assorted vegetable seeds to 4,033 households in 175 barangays provincewide as part of their survival gardening for home quarantine.

• Gather production data of planted assorted vegetables assisted by Provincial Agricultural Extension Worker.

Table 18: 2020 Vegetable Production Data

Data Source:  PAGRIO  Annual Accomplishment Report 2020

Gulayan sa Paaralan Program

GULAYAN SA PAARALAN – aims to promote and enhance the adoption of cost efficient technologies in planting, growing, and caring of vegetable crops, as well as to replicate and transfer the technology acquired to be used by parents, students, and teachers in their own backyard gardening that can be source of additional food and income of the family. 10 school campuses visited and 150 packs  distributed assorted vegetable seeds.

Livelihood Enhancement and Entrepreneurial Development Program

To address the poverty, The Provincial Government thru its LIVELIHOOD INCOME GENERATION TO ADDRESS POVERTY (LINGAP/PGM-LAV) – a microfinancing program that aimed in providing financial support thru credit and assist local farmers, fisherfolks, and vendors to increase production and improve quality of products produced.

A. Table 19: Loan Releases

Data Source:  PAGRIO  Annual Accomplishment Report 2020

B. Table 20 :  Loan Repayments (Collections – Php)

Data Source:  PAGRIO  Annual Accomplishment Report 2020

Provincial Tourism and Agricultural Development Center

By virtue of Provincial Ordinance No. 131 Series of 2017, rescinding the Center for Agricultural Resources Management and Enterprise Networking (CARMEN) as Local Economic Enterprise (LEE), repealing for the purpose Provincial Ordinance No. 94 series of 2011 and declaring the said center as “Provincial Tourism and Agricultural Development Center (PTADC)” of the Provincial Government of Marinduque. 

1. Brackishwater Production – the area showcase production technology of bangus and prawn for promotion and adaptation of the fisherfolks in the province.  
     60,000 Vanamei fry                                      30,000 Prawn fry
     6,000 pcs. Vanamei fingerlings (estimated recovered)    4 kgs. Prawn fry fingerlings.
2. Grapes Production
     164 seedlings planted                                   114 cuttings (not yet planted) 
3. Palay Production 
     Newly transplanted in Lot 2, 4, 5, 6, & 7   
4. Provision of 1 unit Egg Incubator received by Angas Farmers Association 

Sibuyao Demonstration Farm

A demonstration farm to showcase the latest farming techniques in accordance to climate change resiliency for the production of highland vegetables like lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, etc. and production of strawberry for fruits and plantlets as well as soil conservation management applying the sloping agricultural land technology.
  
 Research and Development
  
 A.      Trichoderma Production - Trichoderma Harzianum is a fungus activator that hasten the decomposition of organic waste materials.  The specie is antagonistic to a number of plant pathogens both in the laboratory and field conditions, also plays role in the decomposition of agricultural waste.   
  
 Number of packs produced:      240 packs were distributed to Agricultural Extension Workers (AEW) and farmers Distribution are as follows: 
                  50 packs – Rosemarie R. Rivadeniera (MAO, Boac)
                  50 packs – Clarita L. San Juan (MAO, Mogpog)
                  75 packs – Ariel Peñaranda (Sibuyao Demonstration Farm)
                  25 packs – Amalia Peralta, Tigwi, Torrijos
                  25 packs – Antonino Manuba, Tanza, Boac
                  15 packs- MaryAnn Pardito, Buliasnin, Boac 

B.     Conducted Farmers Production and Exchange of High Quality Inbred Rice Seeds (SEEDEX) province wide. This program aims to empower rice farmers to shift to high quality  inbred seeds in an informal farmer production and exchange system and enhance access to appropriate inbred rice varieties and impact advantages of using high-quality inbred rice seeds.

Strengthening of Rural Based Organizations

Provincial Government thru the Agriculture’s Office Organized/re-organized/maintained 3 farmer’s federation, namely: Farmer’s Association Federation, Rural Improvement Club Federation and the 4H-Club Federation. Farmers federations were systematized provincewide as follows:

Data Source:  PAGRIO  Annual Accomplishment Report 2020

Animal Health Program

Animal Health Program aims to protect the province from incursion of emerging and existing animal disease with economic and public health importance and to immediately control any possible occurrence of animal disease or livestock infection.

The Provincial Veterinary Office takes charge on all veterinary-related services and activities, this year there are 268 different species of animals with different animal health conditions, served and prescribed with appropriate veterinary medicine in 208 livestock farmers in the province.

Animal Disease Prevention and Control

There are 3,603 different species of farm animals that were administered with prophylactic medication to control and eventually eradicate parasitic infestation among susceptible animals. 3,030 farmers benefited throughout the province.
There are 2,231 various animals are injected with vitamins supplementation to provide resistance to infection, prevent the occurrence of animal disease outbreak and as an essential micronutrient to sustain a productive life. There are 1,389 livestock farmer benefited provincewide.

Blood sample collection on different animals were also conducted to determine its character and assess its general health condition. The procedure involves identification of the levels of its component cells, chemicals, gases, and other constituents including the identification of pathologic organism present in the blood. This year, there are 320 of avian species that are tested in this procedure.

Maintenance Phase of Marinduque as a Rabies-Free Province

Planning and strategizing the initial approach of strategic vaccination lead by Dr. JM Victoria ProVet together with the vaccinations team volunteers and the barangay officials.
A map showing the initial approach of the strategic vaccination plan wherein the PVO vaccinated barangays near the coast.
The approach after the coastal barangays have been vaccinated.

The province of Marinduque was featured in the OIE Regional Representation to share information on good practices on rabies prevention and control to encourage peer to peer learning and to maintain the present status of the island as a rabies-free zone, the Provincial Veterinary Office continuously intensifies concerted efforts with the Local Governments Units. Active population control measures are implemented, namely, stray dog-catching, free mass spay and castration programs, mandatory leashing, and penalizing violators based on the stipulations in RA 9482 “The Anti-Rabies Act of 2007”.

A total of 10,742 dogs and cats were vaccinated with anti-rabies vaccine and 9,919 pet owners were served provincewide. 436 posters distributed in different barangays, 432 orientations on RA 9482 and RA 8485 conducted in pet owners and LGU’s provincewide.

Animal Welfare Programs

The Marinduque Mobile Veterinary Clinic provides multi-faceted services all over the island closer to homes. Unfortunately, this year has been tough, we were not able to smash the target because of the pandemic but still we always cater and served walk-in clients and follow the health protocols, rules and advise of the IATF. A total of 182 dogs and 72 cats were fixed, 233 pet owners served provincewide.

The Provincial Veterinary Office personnel picking up of street dogs, feral dogs, nuisance and aggressive dogs for proper disposition and deemed if necessary. A total of 497 euthanasia through humane procedure was done this year with consent of the 152 pet owners.

On Animal Wildlife Rescue and Emergency Preparedness Nineteen (19)  various species of wildlife, rescued, surrendered to Marinduque Animal and Wildlife Rescue Emergency Response Team and 16 of them were release back to their natural habitat after proper identification and health assessment, 3 were still at the rehabilitation area for further care and health management.

Animal Production and Development Services

Marinduque Breeding Station is one of extension services of the Provincial Veterinary Office. A total of 37 animal ofbreeder stock is maintained in the area. Some of the re-dispersed animals are the offspring of the stocks.  Artificial Insemination on swine were also conducted to 285 livestock farmers which aims to increase animal production, animal productivity, improve animal characteristics and value conservation and increase in production of Marinduque native pigs which will eventually increase livestock farmers profit and increase socio-economic capacity of all marginalized livestock community.  There are also 32 goats and 58 cows are served by way of natural service this year.

This tough year of pandemic the Provincial Government of Marinduque through the Provincial Veterinary Office acquired 44 goats, 15 carabao, 20 horse and 15 cattle that catered the needs of 18 men and 54 women solo parents from various barangays of Torrijos municipality. In addition, 286 various animals were re-dispersed to 271 recipient province-wide.

Animal Regulatory Services

Data Source:  PVET  Annual Accomplishment Report 2020  
Data Source:  PVET  Annual Accomplishment Report 2020  

There are 6,795 Veterinary Health Certificate issued for out-going shipment and slaughtered small and large animals (bubaline, bovine, hogs, goat, and guinea pigs). There are also 61 Veterinary Health Certificate issued for avian species such as chickens, gamefowls, and pullets and 456 Butterfly pupae, 277 Inspection certificate. Approximately P592,000.00 were collected by the Provincial Treasurer’s Office from Livestock Traders, backyard raisers, gamefowl enthusiasts.

A total of 11 gamefowls, 16 chicken Approximately 170 kgs, 278 packs processed pork products, 579 canned goods, 30 wild ducks, 1 labuyo chicken and 1 illegal meat trader, were apprehended and confiscated after they enter in the territorial jurisdiction of Marinduque without accompanying permit and proper documents (Veterinary Health Certificate, Shipping Permit, and AI Certificate for the chickens) in pursuant to Provincial Ordinance No, 44 s.2002 and DA- Administrative Order No. 5, 27 and 28.  Destruction, burning, burying of confiscated illegally shipped animals, processed pork products was immediately done after the confiscation.

Technical Support to Butterfly Permittees and Breeders

The Alliance of Marinduque Butterfly Permittees and breeders was supported and assisted (through issuance of necessary certificates) by the Provincial Veterinary Office in exporting butterfly pupae in different countries. There are 456 Veterinary Health Certificate and 277 Certificate of Inspection of Place of Quarantine were issued in 11 Butterfly permittees this year. There are 781,794 different species of butterfly pupae exported in different countries as record shows. Regular monitoring and inspection of Butterfly farms was also conducted to ensure that they met all the requirements needed as butterfly quarantine area.

Animals Emergency Response

The Marinduque Animal and Wildlife Rescue Emergency Response team with the support from the Office of the Congressman and the Provincial Government of Marinduque give their selfless effort and extend helping hands for rescuing the animals in different towns within the 14 kilometer radius affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Health assessment and medical assistance were given to 112 horses. Street feeding of abandoned dogs were also done in the towns of San Nicolas and Agoncillo. Distribution of feeds for farm animals and dog food were also given in Tagaytay and Batangas City.