TAGUM CITY | March 22, 2024 – FPA Davao together with Deputy Executive Director for Fertilizer, Dr. Myer G. Mula, conducted a consultation meeting with the Fertilizer and Pesticide Dealers Association of Davao del Norte (FAPDADI), Fertilizer and Pesticide Dealers Association of Compostela (FAPDACI), and Davao Oriental Fertilizer and Pesticide Dealers Association Inc. (DOFPDA) at the Heroben Hometel, Tagum City on March 20, 2024.

The meeting served as a platform for the officers to present and address pressing concerns affecting the industry. These included the problem of underweight fertilizers at different levels of the supply chain, the need for stricter regulations on fertilizer bagging, and considerations regarding the incorporation of PD 1144 into Republic Act (RA). Furthermore, issues surrounding the ‘Pakyawan basis’ at port bagging sites, accountability of dealers for underweight fertilizer bags, and proper labeling of fertilizer bags were also discussed.

In response to these challenges, industry stakeholders are committed to reinforce internal guidelines and policies to mitigate peddling issues within their organizations. Additionally, FPA emphasized the importance of dealers promptly reporting any instances of underweight fertilizer bags to enable swift corrective action.

Dr. Mula reiterated the FPA’s unwavering commitment to supporting farmers and underscored the necessity of collaborative efforts among stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial solutions. He acknowledged that while the FPA plays a pivotal role in regulation and oversight, the cooperation of all parties involved is paramount in effectively addressing industry concerns.

A total of twenty-nine (29) officers representing the three associations actively participated in the meeting, signaling a collective dedication to finding sustainable resolutions to industry challenges. ###


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