NEWS | 2021/03/02 | LKRO
Kidapawan City Agriculture and Fisheries Council awarded the Best Performing
CAFC for 2020
KIDAPAWAN CITY (March 1, 2021) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) – 12
recognized the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of Kidapawan City as the best
performing City Agriculture and Fisheries Council (CAFC) in Region 12 for the year
DA 12 Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen led the distribution of the Plaque of
Appreciation to the awardees during the recent culmination program of the 6 th National
Agriculture and Fisheries Volunteers’ Day held in Koronadal City where City Agriculturist
Office sent delegates.
Several criteria served as the basis for selecting the best CAFC which include the
number of consultations conducted in the area, number of monitoring conducted to
agriculture and fishery projects, and the number of local issues raised and resolved by
the CAFC through the resolutions approved by the body.
During the initial and up to the final selection process, the CAFC of Kidapawan topped
other CAFCs based in Tacurong City, Koronadal City, and General Santos City.
City Agriculturist Marissa T. Aton said the search for Best Performing CAFC will help
motivate the CAFC and other stakeholders to perform better and institutionalize its best
practices in the community.
“Our CAFC and volunteers have been doing their best to uplift the agriculture and
fisheries sector by being committed and dedicated in performing its tasks and help small
farmers cope up with these challenging times”, said Aton as she expressed high
optimism for more fruitful years for CAFC.
She also emphasized the continuous efforts of the City Government of Kidpawanunder
the administration of Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista in helping the farmers cope up with
the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and other challenges confronting the
The Search for the Best Performing City Agriculture and Fisheries Council Award is an
annual undertaking of the DA – ATI12 which aims to give due recognition and honor to
dedicated individuals, volunteers, and institutions and have shown exemplary
performance and accomplishments which contributed largely to the region’s agricultural