CLP joins stakeholders as DA presents
draft MoA for SCoPSA in Region 12
The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office XII-Corn Program recently conducted a
stakeholder meeting to present the final draft of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on
Establishing Sustainable Corn Production in Sloping Area (SCOPSA).
Among those invited to attend were representatives from Croplife Philippines, which has been
partnering with DA and other agriculture stakeholders for many years to advocate for this
effective method for corn farmers.
It can be recalled that just last month, CropLife Philippines strengthened its partnership with
the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Region XII
by embarking on a project to establish a techno demo farm that highlights the benefits of
Sustainable Corn Production in Sloping Areas (SCoPSA) to encourage more farmers and
agriculture students to adopt the practice.
“We are happy to be involved with these projects from the beginning because it could make a
huge difference for our corn farmers in increasing their production and maximize the use of
their lands,” CLP Executive Director Ramon Abadilla said.
SCOPSA is a method of sustainable farming on sloping areas that are prone to soil erosion. It
features a comprehensive but adaptable and soil and water conservation technologies to
maintain the stability of the soil and the gully with soil fertilization.