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Technical Assistance on the Conduct of Monitoring and Evaluation of DA Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) Projects
|Description of Project||
Farm-to-market roads (FMRs) serve as an integral part of our countrys road transport infrastructure. It is one of the logistical factors vital in the transport of agricultural goods and services, as highlighted in the Chapter on Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016. It contributes towards promoting economic growth by ensuring easier access of local communities to basic social and market facilities. The provision of linkages and connectivity to far-flung communities and isolated rural areas also helps increase incomes and generate jobs; thus, helping alleviate poverty and promote inclusive growth.
In support to the mandate of Department of Agriculture (DA) in establishing a modernized agriculture and fisheries sector under Republic Act No. 8435, otherwise known as the “Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act of 1997 (AFMA 1997), the Farm-to-Market Roads development program is being carried out as of the priority infrastructure interventions of the Department of Agriculture (DA) that aims to help increase agricultural productivity, improve market access and reduce losses of Filipino farmers. It involves the construction/upgrading of farm-to-market roads (FMRs). The implementation of FMR project conforms to the following criteria: (a) agro-industrial potential, (b) social and economic contributions of the investments, (c) absence of public investments, and (d) presence of agrarian reform communities/beneficiaries and small farmers and fisher-folk in the area.
As part of the mechanism towards ensuring the achievement of the objective of the FMR development of improving access to markets and social services, the Department of Agriculture carried out a Technical Assistance on the Conduct of Monitoring and Evaluation of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Farm-to-Market-Roads (FMR) Project to develop and establish an appropriate monitoring and evaluation system that is up-to-date and able to aid in effectively assessing the status, progress and quality of FMRs, which were implemented during the period CY 2010-2013. The experiences gained and mechanisms established through the technical assistance would also help DA and its Regional Field Offices in pursuing its commitment to undertake monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of FMRs that were constructed through the DWPH, as indicated DA’s Performance-Informed Budget (PIB) in the 2016 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
The M&E team have undertaken and/or currently performing the following tasks and activities:
|Client||Department of Agriculture|
|Location||CAR, Regions 1,2,3,4A,4B,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 and ARMM|
|Period Covered||April 2015 - Present|
|No. of Staff Months||1480.00 person-months|
|No. of Staff Months