DALWANGAN, MALAYBALAY CITY, June 4 –The Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao turned over agri-equipment to three farmer associations of Talakag, Bukidnon worth P889,811 at DA-10’s Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex (NMACLRC).

DA-10 OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado turned over three units power tiller-riding type, four sets of water pump and engine to Tig-ason Farmers Association, Inc. (TIFA, Inc.), Dominorog Small Farmers Association (DOSFA) and Talakag Irrigators Agro-Producers Coop (TIAPCO).

“Provision of said agri equipment is in support to the thrust of the agency to increase productivity and reduce poverty among the marginalized sectors in agriculture and fishery,” said RED Collado.

The Tig-Ason Farmers Association also received one unit corn sheller funded under the Normalization Program of the agency in addressing poverty reduction and vulnerability in conflict areas and improved governance.

RED Collado added, “The agri equipment will enable the beneficiaries to capacitate themselves and provide more opportunities for meaningful sources of livelihood.”

Natuman ra ang among damgo pinaagi sa DA nga naka angkon mi sa unang higayon ug ekipo. Dako ang among pasalamat tungod kay dako ni ug ikatabang sa among pang-uma nga maoy among gisaligan nga panginabuhian,” shared Reynaldo C. Verde, Chair of DOSFA.

[Through DA, our dream to own an agri equipment for the first time was realized. We are grateful for this could greatly help us in our farming activities where we depend for a living.]

DA-10’s implementation is undertaken in partnership with the local government of Talakag, Bukidnon thru Mayor Vergeto O. Factura in directing strategic production areas. #(ATCabig)