The Iloilo provincial government has rolled out the Provincial Agri-fishery Information System (PAIS) to help local farmers market their agricultural products.
PAIS is a computer-based system that gathers agricultural production data from the barangay level up to the provincial level.
By merging the existing system of the Department of Agriculture (DA), PAIS also combines agricultural data from other sources into a database to streamline linkages with all stakeholders in the value chain.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Jr. shared that PAIS is part of the plan in rebooting the local economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The system aims to resolve marketing issues during the peak of the harvest season and optimize productivity among local farmers despite the ongoing quarantine.