DA pushes for organized data holding system

DEPARTMENT of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala has recently ordered the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) to come up with an organized agricultural data gathering system for livestock and poultry.

Ms. Nenita Yanson, Livestock and Poultry Statistics Division (BAS-LPSD) chief said “Secretary Alcala demands for organized data holdings to have a systematized system in conducting data surveys and for easier and more digestible reading of the statistical data.”

To realize this goal, DA 12 Livestock Program has initiated the Regional Broiler and Swine Early Warning System (BSI-EWS) project on August 24 in General Santos City that focused on the establishment of data holdings system.

Main goal of the project is to create schematized, common and accurate presentations of data for swine and poultry not only in Region 12 but in the entire country.

The project, according to Dr. John Pascual, Regional Livestock Program coordinator is composed of series of meetings. The first meeting was held last month which pushed the creation of Broiler and Swine Information Database.

Broiler and Swine Information Database serves as the information instrument where researchers and other individuals can access the recent statistics regarding swine and poultry.

Felixberto Pacate, Regional Agricultural Statistics Officer and Dario Canillas, National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) regional director have shared the agency’s ways in gathering data employing different gathering procedures.

Provincial and city veterinarians, representatives from DA’s attached agencies as well as the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) were among the attendees of the meeting.

During the open forum, provincial and city veterinary officers have urged the regional office to provide incentives to the agricultural technicians tasked in collecting these data for swine and poultry.

According to Pascual, the third meeting regarding this project is slated sometime in September of this year.

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