WHO WE ARE
The League of Organic Agriculture Municipalities, Cities, and Provinces of the Philippines (LOAMCP Philippines) is a non-profit, nongovernmental association of local chief executives and agriculture focal points of municipalities, cities and provinces that aims to promote sustainable organic agriculture development in their localities.
Currently, the League is composed of more than 200 LCE and organic agriculture focal points from local government units. The League is headed by National Executive Committee headed by a National President.
Mayor Rommel C. Arnado of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte is currently the National President of LOAMCP Philippines.
WHAT WE DO
12th General Assembly
Prior to the pandemic, LOAMCP Philippines organized its 12th General Assembly bringing together local chief executives and local government unit focal points on organic agriculture at the Iloilo Grand Hotel in Iloilo City on 4-5 December 2019. With the theme “Bridging Self-Organized Societal Three-folding On-the-Ground Initiatives and R.A. 10068 Implementation in the Philippines: The Development Path to Organic 4.0,” the gathering was aimed at sharing initiatives and innovations of key stakeholders in organic agriculture development and explored collaborative societal three-folding structure for the co-creation of true sustainable agriculture development.
The event was attended by officials and personnel from national government agencies and offices including the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), National Organic Agriculture Board (NOAB), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Education (DepEd), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Representatives from the LifeBank Foundation, Agro-Eco Philippines, Greenpeace Philippines, Green Releaf, Central Philippine State University, National Farmers Seed Network, Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines - National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA), Quantity Solutions, Organic Producers' Trade Association (OPTA), and Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) also supported the quarterly gathering.
Discussions included Rice Tariffication Law on-the-ground Impacts and Institutional Response, Organic Agriculture Implementation and Impacts, CSOs' Contribution in Organic Agriculture Implementation Initiatives, Global Trend of Organic Agriculture, Local Government Policies as Instruments in Societal Organic Agriculture Transformations, and Corporativism and Business Mindfulness in Organic Agriculture Program.
A round-table discussion and dialogue was organized. The 12th General Assembly was framed to facilitate the systematic conversation of key societal stakeholders from government, businesses and civil society organizations representing societal three-folding.