CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – As the centerpiece drive of the Department of Agriculture’s (DAs) Plant, Plant, Plant Program to ensure sustained food production and availability, its Regional Field Office 10 (RFO 10) granted assorted vegetable seeds to Rockville Grace Christian School (RGCS), Naawan, Misamis Oriental.

On September 4, Field Operations Division OIC-Chief Audy G. Maagad of DA-RFO 10 handed over 2 packs at 50 grams of eggplant, 1 pack at 250 grams of okra and 1 pack at 250 grams of pechay seeds to school representative and MAPEH coordinator of RGCS Ethel Leslie E. Barillo.

“The seeds provided by DA will be given to elementary students which will be planted on their backyard and pots in their respective houses,” Barillo explained.

She added, said activity is part of the students’ grades and performance thru virtual classes that will start on October 5, this year.

The said intervention is part of the students’ Music, Arts, Physical Education, Health – Home Economics and Livelihood Education (MAPEH-HELE) subject that was conceptualized, designed and developed for the development of learners’ knowledge and skills on agriculture and other related topics.

Under Secretary William D. Dar’s leadership, DA envisions that the provision of assorted vegetable seeds to different schools and beneficiaries will not only provide food security in schools and communities, but will also create a community of young farmers in the incoming years. # (Irish Mae Juntahan)