ISD and SSID Area Conference
NFA Region 10 hosted the joint 2016 Industry Services Department (ISD) and Security Services and Investigation Department (SSID) area conference last June 20 to 24, 2016. A total of 42 participants coming from Regions 9, 10, CARAGA including the resource persons from Central Office headed by ISD Director Carol L. Dansal participated in the activity.
The conference theme “Industry Services Officers … Agents for a meaningful Change in the Grains Industry” is in line with the call for change by the Duterte Administration.
Some of the topics discussed on Industry Extension programs, activities and projects were the Cooperative Development Incentive Fund (CDIF); Farmers Incentive Rice Purchase Program (FAIR); and Farmers Option to Buy-Back (FOBB). Also discussed were updates on ISO 9001:2008 Certification of Registration and Licensing Process and Effects of the Lifting of Quantitative Restrictions (QR) for Rice.
On Industry Regulation and Security Services and Investigation, topics discussed included Administrative Disciplinary Rules on Grains Industry Cases; Criminal Offenses and Penalties under PD 4.
The participants were grouped later for a workshop regarding their suggestions and recommendations on what role or functions NFA will be taking after the lifting of the QR by 2017. (Ma. Celeste Gaabucayan, correspondent)
The participants and resource speakers in a posterity photo with Asst. Director Victoria Duray (seated, 3rd from left) and Director Judy Carol Dansal (4th from left) and right photo while delivering a message.