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