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Program Mandate

The High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) is one of the banner programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) mandated by Republic Act (RA) No. 7900 or the High-Value Crops Development Act of 1995 to accelerate the growth and development of the agriculture sector in general; enhance productivity and incomes of farmers and the rural population; improve investment climate, competencies and efficiency of agribusiness; and develop high-value crops as export crops that will significantly augment the foreign exchange earnings of the country, through an all-out promotion of the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of high-value crops in suitable areas of the country.

Thrusts and Priorities

The thrusts and priorities of the HVCDP are consistent with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 and the key strategies of the OneDA Reform Agenda:

  1. Improvement of efficiency level of farm operation and management;
  2. Enhance productivity and expand production of priority commodities;
  3. Compliance with export protocols and product standards;
  4. Support for the processing and value adding of high value crops;
  5. High value crops linked to local and international markets;
  6. Steady supply and prices of primary commodities; and
  7. Promotion of food security in schools and communities by introducing the values of basic food production.