DA conducts geotagging and validation activities in Apayao
The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) has conducted geotagging and validation of nine rice seeds beneficiaries in Barangay Malekkeg, Sta. Marcela, Apayao to efficiently monitor their progress.
DA explained that the data collected is essential to the farmers’ profiling stage wherein vital information about beneficiaries such as the project they are involved with, their organization, commodity details, etc. are stored and easily accessed through the Open Data Kit (ODK).
SAAD Sta. Marcela Area Coordinator (AC) Marjorie Africano Tangliben led the said activity together with Rolly Trinidad and Efraim Ucol, from Sta. Marcela local government unit, who diligently guided them to the sequestered area.
It was in 2016 when SAAD was launched in Apayao, aiming to alleviate poverty through the provision of livelihood programs.