City Agricultural Development Plan 2019-2022, Cayagan de Oro, Philippines

City/Town/Village: City of Cagayan de Oro
County/Province/District (Name of): n/a
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: Philippines
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Peri-Urban; Urban
Level of Government: City
Population: 675,950
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Type: Plans
Food Systems Sector(s): food acquisition, preparation and consumption; food and organic waste management; food processing and manufacturing; food production; food retail; food wholesale and distribution
Year of Adoption: 2019
Adopting Government Department(s): Cagayan de Oro City Government
Lead Implementing Entity: Agriculture Productivity Office (APO); City Veterinary Office (CityVet)
Supporting Entity: City Planning and Development Office (CPDO); City Engineer’s Office (CEO); City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO); City Poverty Reduction Action Center (CPRAC); City Improvement Division (CID); and oversight officers in departments/offices involved
Additional Supporting Entity: Departments of Agriculture (DA); Agrarian Reform (DAR); Public Works and Highways (DPWH); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original – Web
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Policy Outcome:

"This document builds off of previous development plans from Cagayan de Oro by specifically targeting the city's agricultural sector. The plan seeks to achieve three primary objectives: increasing the productivity and competitiveness of the city's farming population; developing employment opportunities in the agricultural sector; and creating strategies to encourage public and private investments in key agricultural areas in order to maximize the sector's growth. Additionally, the development plan identifies ways in which to increase the resiliency and adaptability of farmers in the face of changing weather patterns, develops key transportation infrastructure for increased market access, and implements measures to sustain decreased food insecurity. Upon implementation, this plan is projected to influence the passage of ordinances regarding: sustainable fishing practices; a reiteration of Agriculture and Fishery Council’s role in the City Development Council; the prohibition of the conversion of prime agricultural lands for other purposes; and the development of mechanisms to prime residential/commercial land for future agribusiness investments.

Policy Keywords: agriculture; economic development; employment; farm land protection; fisheries; food labeling; food production; land access; land use; local food economy; markets; organic farming; plan; transportation; urban agriculture; value-addition technologies