ESSA Council Networks With The League Of Organic Agriculture Municipalities, Cities And Provinces

August 26, 2019 Council Meeting with the LOAMCP at Lolo Jose Kitchen, Sta. Barbara

In creating a great impact to advance sustainable agriculture, ESSA was able to meet The League of Organic Agriculture Municipalities, Cities and Province (LOAMCP), headed by their President, Mayor Rommel Arnado of the Municipality of Kauswagan, Lanao Del Norte and their Executive Director Mr. Victorino Tagupa, together with Mr. Kevin Fernan, their Liaison Officer at Sta. Barbara, Iloilo last August 26, 2019.  This opportunity was able and will be able to strengthen the partnership and collaboration between the two groups.

 In working together and filling one’s gap, ESSA establishing an impact locally and LOAMCP in an internal level, a wide range of influence to practice organic agriculture is attained.

The groups were able to lay down their needs and gaps to ask from the other group’s support and the other way around. Each is exhausting all possibilities and resources what help it could offer to the other.  Among the concerns of LOAMCP were: assistance for sound proposal making; communication support  to help advocate Sustainable Agriculture; scientific support in establishing outcome indicators and certification.

ESSA has been collaborating with different groups of sustainable agriculture stakeholders, and by having LOAMCP as a partner, the LGU sector is already reachable to encourage and influence them to support and promote organic agriculture.

Council Meeting


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Member of the councils with the ESSA Team

As set during the Strategic Planning Workshop one of the internal activities set for ESSA is to conduct a regular ESSA council meeting every other month until March 2020.  Last July 30-31, 2019, the ESSA council gathered again for this scheduled meeting.  To take advantage of this event (gathering of the council), they grabbed this opportunity to collectively work for future the success of the upcoming event on February 11-15, 2020 national fair. 

The participants during this meeting were able to experience the deeper meaning of the Inner Conditioning, were inspired and discovered on what else they could do towards Organic 4.0. 

From the prepared agenda, the program for December national fair was realized.  The resource person and the topics were finalized and there were only few more things to be polished for the upcoming meetings until the National Fair. 

On this event also, the secretariat team was introduced to the ESSA council.  The guidance of the council to achieve the deliverables of the secretariat was solicited for the success of the phase 2 of ESSA.

The Assistant executive Director of Solution Ecosystems Activator, as head of ESSA secretariat was also able to present the ESSA roadmap to the council. This is in addition to the updates and to re visit what had been accomplished and what is ESSA now after one year.