In observance of the celebration of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month this May, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) sets its activities for the month.

With the theme, “Makabagong Magsasaka at Mangingisda, Maunlad na Kinabukasan,” the agency aims to recognize the efforts of farmers and fisherfolks who have made significant contributions to the country.

To kick off the celebration, DA-RFO 10 welcomed Professor Edgardo D. Layug as the Farmer-Director for the month of May. The said Farmer-Director Program was launched by the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) last year which seeks to strengthen the partnership of the government and private sector.

A holy mass will then be held on May 15, 2018 in honor of St. Isidore the Laborer – patron saint of farmers and fisherfolks. This will then be followed by the opening of the Farmer’s Market, in which products from farmers and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region will be showcased directly to the consumers at an affordable price. The said fair will take place in the DA-RFO10 compound, Antonio Luna Street, Cagayan de Oro City.

Finally, the culmination program of the Farmer’s and Fisherfolk’s Month celebration will be held on May 29, 2018, in which regional achievers awardees will be recognized and awarded with certificates and plaques of recognition, cash prizes, and project grants. # (AMBManto, DA-RFO 10)