NIA - Philippines



  YOUR GUIDE TO BALIKATAN SAGIP PATUBIG PROGRAM (BSPP)

FEATURES
  • Supports food sufficiency program via irrigation development
  • Promotes participation and complementation of resources for irrigation development among the national government thru the Department of Agriculture (DA)/National Irrigation Administration (NIA), local government units (LGU) and farmers with their Irrigators Associations (IA)
  • Covered by a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) approved by DA/NIA, LGU and IA
  • Sustains system operation and maintenance (O&M)
  • Nationwide coverage
SCOPE
  • Supports food sufficiency program via irrigation development
  • Promotes participation and complementation of resources for irrigation development among the national government thru the Department of Agriculture (DA)/National Irrigation Administration (NIA), local government units (LGU) and farmers with their Irrigators Associations (IA)
  • Covered by a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) approved by DA/NIA, LGU and IA
  • Sustains system operation and maintenance (O&M)
  • Nationwide coverage
FEATURES
  • At least 130% irrigated cropping intensity
  • Presence of viable IA
  • Willingness and capability of LGUs and IAs to undertake system repair and O&M
  • At least 12% estimated internal rate of return
  • Rehabilitation cost less than P45,000/hectare
  
FINANCING SCHEME
  • Cost sharing arrangement covers only actual rehabilitation/construction cost
MUNICIPALITY/ INCOME CLASS DA/ NIA LGU IA
1st – 3rd 30 – 40% 50% 10 – 20%
4th – 6th 50 – 60% 30% 10 – 20%

  • IAs contribute labor or materials
  • IA and LGU shares may be in cash or in kind
  • IAs to establish revolving fund for:
    • minor repair of calamity damages
    • expansion of irrigation facilities
    • source of investment for value-adding downstream activities of the IA

RESPONSIBILITIES OF NIA
  • Determine technical feasibility and economic viability of proposed projects
  • Assess the technical capability of LGUs and IAs on project implementation
  • Coordinate with LGUs and IAs in undertaking various project activities
  • Provide LGUs technical assistance in project planning, programming and implementation
  • Facilitate preparation and approval of MOA
  • Undertake project implementation on LGUs' request
RESPONSIBILITIES OF LGUs
  • Confirm projects for implementation
  • Commit counterpart fund
  • Request funding to DA/NIA
  • Undertake project implementation if capable
  • Coordinate with NIA & IA in undertaking various project activities
  • Turn over completed projects to IAs
  • Provide support to IA for sustained O&M of the systems and delivery of agricultural services
  • Enter into MOA with DA/NIA and IA
RESPONSIBILITIES OF IAs
  • Identify and endorse projects to LGU/s and DA/NIA
  • Coordinate with NIA and LGUs in various project activities
  • Provide labor counterpart
  • Accept, operate and maintain the completed projects
  • Establish and maintain O&M trust fund
  • Enter into MOA with DA/NIA and IA
Persons to contact to avail of BSPP support
  1. National Irrigation Administration
    EDSA, Diliman, Quezon City
    Tel. No. (02) 928-4130; 929-6071-79 local 125
    Fax No. (02) 925-8556
    e-mail: od-smd@nia.gov.ph
  2. Regional Irrigation Managers
    National Irrigation Administration
  3. Provincial Irrigation Officers
    National Irrigation Administration
  4. FOR INQUIRY, WRITE US AT od-smd@nia.gov.ph


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