|Restructuring of the CEC Plans|
The Community Extension Center came up with a master plan in the implementation of extension programs to be aligned to the thrust of the government under RA 7160, Local Government Code of 1991, Section 17 Extension and in-site research services (for municipalities) are channelled preferably through cooperatives and provide (for the province) assistance in the organization of farmers and fishermen’s cooperatives and other collective organizations as well as transfer of technology.
A visible impact to the socio-economic life of program beneficiaries due to the extension services rendered could be measured if channelled through organizations. Partnership with LGUs, National government agencies (NGAs), and non-government organizations (NGOs) will be strengthened in the joint implementation of the five key extension programs: institution building, health and environment, social development, research and livelihood improvement.
The Mahogany 4-H Club of Brgy. 44 Zambaoanga is one of the organizations of the LGU thru the City Agriculture Office being assisted by Northwestern University thru CEC. while the livelihood program is funded by Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) thru Laoag City Agriculture Office. The organization was recently awarded as the Most Outstanding Young Farmer’s Organization last May 19, 2010 during the 2009-2010 GAWAD SAKA Search for Outstanding Agricultural Achievers (City Level). In coordination with the LGUs, NGAs and NGOs, the Center will be assisting its adopted barangays in organizing (if there is no existing organization) and rehabilitating and strengthening (if there is an existing organization). Extension activities of the different colleges and units will be channelled thru these organizations in cooperation with the Barangay Council.- CEC Asst. Director Catalina Exmundo