CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 20 – In a bid to provide inputs for the implementation of Urban Agriculture Project, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) turned over assorted vegetable seeds to the Tactical Operations Group 10 (TOG-10), the unit of Philippine Air Force stationed at Tactical Operations Wing Eastern Mindanao, Lumbia Airport, Cagayan de Oro City.
DA-RFO 10 Administrative and Finance Division Chief Lester A. Jaducana handed over 100 packets of Garden Salad consisting of lettuce (romaine and iceberg), tomato and cucumber; 1 pack at 250 grams of okra; and 2 packets at 50 grams of eggplant seeds to Civil Military Operations apprentices Marjohn L. Igot and Mark Emmanuel R. Gerona.
The requested provisions is in support to the national health emergency, as TOG-10 eyes to distribute them to the Indigenous People of barangays Pigsag-an and Bayanga, this city.
Further, they aim to introduce the concept of hydroponic vegetable production in their areas for sustainable gardening.
Said agri intervention is part of DA’s Plant, Plant, Plant Program to scale up food production in the households amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.#(Irish Mae Juntahan)