To facilitate the implementation and management of irrigation programs and projects, the (re) organization, registration and development of farmer-beneficiaries (Irrigators’ Associations) were continually undertaken regionwide. Trainings, conferences and workshops were also executed for the IAs as well as the NIA Institutional Development staff.
As of September 2020, a total of 1,565 IAs were organized and 1,562 IAs registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the region—59 in the NISs, 1,319 in the CISs, 184 in the SIS/SIP and 3 in the SRIS/SRIP. These IAs have total members of 106,763 farmers with total area coverage of 83,670.22 hectares. (See Table on Overall IDP and IMT Accomplishment for the breakdown of these figures.)
Overall IDP and IMT Accomplishment
as of September 30, 2020