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NMIS participates in Launching of DA Farm App

 Representatives from the National Meat Inspection Service attended the launching of the Fisheries and Agriculture Response Management System (FARM) Mobile Application at Arturo Tanco Hall, Department of Agriculture, March 12, 2019.

NMIS together with Agricultural Training Institute, Bureau of Agricultural Research, Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards, Bureau of Animal Industry, Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority, National Tobacco Administration, Philippine Fiber Development Authority, Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority and Sugar Regulatory Administration are the 11 attached agencies that will be involved in responding to issues and problems concerning the agricultural sector.

The event started with the Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol leading the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the launching of DA Unified Operations Center which will serve as the command center of the response team.

In his message to the attendees, he congratulated the DA- Information and Communication Technology Service (ICTS) for creating an application that will be helpful in addressing the problems related to agri-fisheries. He also emphasized that the application will break the walls between consumers of agri-products and government officials since it will be a new medium wherein they can communicate the problems happening in the agricultural sector.

Mr. John D. Pagaduan, OIC-Director of ICTS explained how to use the FARM mobile application. He also introduced its main feature like the automatic receiving of any kind of event which may range from reports, photos or videos sent using the application to the command center and the concerned agencies.

The application will also automatically record the location from where the event comes from as well as the the name of complainant/informant. There is also a chat feature where the responder can directly communicate with the complainant in real-time.

He also encouraged everyone to download the application which is open for Android/IOS mobile users for free.

A Training for Farm Citizen’s Application and Pure Force Mobile Responding was already held last November 12-15, 2018 at North Pointe Residences, Quezon City wherein some of NMIS staff were trained to become responders to complaints about the meat industry.

 

Pierre Escobar