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HIGH VALUE CROPS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) is one of the banner programs of the Department of Agriculture created to help address food security, poverty alleviation and sustainable growth. It helps to promote the production, processing, marketing and distribution of high value crops. Strategically, HVCDP helps to increase income, create livelihood opportunity and contribute to national agricultural development of the Philippines.

VISION

            To have a productive farming community

MISSION

            Empower the farmers especially the high value crops producers

            Attain food sufficiency and economic growth

GOALS

            Increase production, income and livelihood opportunities among small producers

            Have access to affordable, safe and healthy food

TARGET SERVICE AREAS

CONVERGENCE AREAS - areas identified by the convergence initiatives of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

STRATEGIC PRODUCTION ZONES - key production areas in the country with a significant contribution to overall gross regional production and areas/zones in which agro-climatic condition is conducive to production.

FARM HOUSEHOLDS - include backyard farms and areas which are not more than 5 has. (for fruits and plantation crops) and less than 1 ha. (for vegetables).

PILLARS

  • Soil - Productive & healthy soil
  • Small Producer - Organized, interested & competent farming communities
  • Legal/ Policy - Enabling environment for production & competition
  • Support System - Appropriate technology & functional support services and structure

PRIORITY COMMODITIES

Vegetables

(Highland, Lowland, Spices, Legumes)

Fruits

(Mango, Banana, Pineapple, Others)

Industrial Crops

(Coffee, Cacao, Rubber)

Alternative Food Staple Crops

(Saba-Cardaba, Soybean, Rootcrops)

HVCDP OBJECTIVES

  • Facilitate and harmonize development intervention in the strategic production areas/ zones
  • Delivery of appropriate development support services
  • Facilitate and promote access to local and international market
  •   Proactive management actions on demand and supply situation

COMPONENTS AND STRATEGIES

Production Support Services

        - Seeds, planting materials

      - Small farm equipment

      - Small farm implements

      - Production facilities         

Market Support

    - Market studies, research activities, value

chain analysis

      - Market related information/database

      - Market related events conducted and

participated (local and international)

Irrigation Support Services

        - Small Scale Irrigation Projects

      - Alternative irrigation system

        - HDPE pipes, water plastic drum

Other Infrastructure and Postharvest Facilities

        - Processing Equipment

      - Postharvest Equipment

      - Processing Facility

Extension Support

      - Trainings

      - Information and Advocacy Materials

      - Technology Demonstration

      - Research and Development

      - Production and postharvest related

research activities

 

INDUSTRIES ROAD MAPS

 

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(Click image to view Cacao Industry Road Map)    

 

 

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(Click image to view Coffee Industry Road Map)

 

 

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