by Carlito C. Dar / PIA
The National Statistics Office will conduct the registration of basic information on farmers, farm laborers, and fishers folk in Baguio City and Benguet.
This is in line with the second batch of the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) starting this October.
The RSBSA is a nationwide electronic compilation of basic information that aims to provide baseline agricultural information to government planners and policymakers to effectively formulate significant programs and policies.
NSO Regional Director Olivia Gulla said the data that will be gathered are the demographic and socio-economic profile of the farmer, farm laborer, and fisherman; selected characteristics of the farm; information on the main purpose for farming and/or fishing acti-vity; and selected characteristics of the fishing activity and type of aqua-farm.
The NSO conducted the regional trainers’ training for the RSBSA from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, which was participated in by NSO regional staff members, Benguet provincial office statistical coordination officers, and regional technical representatives from the program’s partner agencies.
Gulla said the Benguet and Baguio City level training will be conducted from Sept. 10 to 13.
Participants will include technical representatives from provincial partner-agencies, city/municipal civil registry offices, local government operations offices, planning and development offices, agriculture offices, and NSO hired staff members.
The assistant registration area supervisors are also among the participants.
Similar trainings are scheduled for the barangay officials and hired interviewers for Benguet from Sept. 17 to 20 and for Baguio from Sept. 24 to 27.
The RSBSA’s first batch of registration in the Cordillera, which was completed in January, covered the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province.