• Provision of Technical Assistance on Crop Production Technology Updates on Rice & Corn
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Soil Sampling and Analysis
  • Pest & Diseases Outbreak Control
  • Animal Health Services & Animal Vaccination Program
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Sick Animals
  • Deworming of Large & Small Ruminants
  • Issuance of Animal Health Inspection Certificate
  • Production Inputs Vegetable & Fruit Trees Seedlings Dispersal Program
  • Tilapia Fingerlings Dispersal Program
  • Issuance of Certification on Production Loan
  • Issuance of Transport Certification of Fishery Production


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Vision: A modernized small holder agriculture and fisheries, a diversified rural economy that is dynamic, technologically advanced, and internationally competitive, its transformation is guided by the sound practices of resource sustainable the principles of social justice and a strong stake holder’s participation.

Mission: To help and empowerment the farmer and fishing communities and the private sector to produce enough accessible and affordable food for every Filipino and a decent income for all.

City Agriculturist's Qualifications, Term, Powers and Duties

No person shall be
appointed agriculturist unless he is a citizen of the Philippines, a resident
of the local government unit concerned, of good moral character, a holder
of a college degree in agriculture or any related course from a recognized
college or university, and a first grade civil service eligible or its equivalent.
He must have practiced his profession in agriculture or acquired
experience in a related field for at least five (5) years in the case of the
provincial and city agriculturist, and three (3) years in the case of the
municipal agriculturist.

The position of the agriculturist shall be mandatory for the provincial
government and optional for the city and municipal governments.

(b) The agriculturist shall take charge of the office for agricultural
services, and shall:

(1) Formulate measures for the approval of the sanggunian and
provide technical assistance and support to the governor or
mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out said measures to
ensure the delivery of basic services and provision of
adequate facilities relative to agricultural services as
provided for under Section 17 of this Code;

(2) Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by
the governor or mayor, as the case may be, implement the
same, particularly those which have to do with agricultural
programs and projects which the governor or mayor is
empowered to implement and which the sanggunian us
empowered to provide for under this Code;

(3) In addition to the foregoing duties and functions, the
agriculturist shall:

(i) 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
(ii) 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
(iii) Assist the governor or mayor, as the case may be, in
the establishment and extension services of
demonstration farms or aqua-culture and marine
(iv) Enforce rules and regulations relating to agriculture
and aquaculture;
(v) Coordinate with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations which promote
agricultural productivity through appropriate
technology compatible with environmental integrity;

(4) 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; (5) Recommend to the sanggunian and advise the
governor or 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

(c) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and
functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.