NorMin agri dept amplifies its Agri 4Ps by supporting DepEd’s ‘Gulayan’ initiatives thru the provision of vegetable seeds.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The agriculture department in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) reinforces its promotion of urban gardening, as it recently provided 600 repacked assorted vegetable seeds to the Department of Education (DepEd) – Division of Misamis Oriental, Sugbongcogon District.

On January 19 at the agency compound, Carlota S. Madriaga, regional technical director for operations handed over the agri-inputs, comprising of eggplant, pechay and squash, particularly to the Kidampas Integrated School (KIS) thru its head, Cherry Q. Sadicon.

“For this year, the agency continues the provision of vegetable seeds through the Plant, Plant, Plant program (Agri 4Ps). There is a need to grow our own food as it is uncertain when this pandemic will end, and we want to ensure safe, accessible and available food is set on the tables of every Filipino family,” the director remarked.

For her part, Sadicon of KIS expressed, despite the challenge brought by the pandemic, quality service is still envisioned by the education and agriculture departments of the government.

“DA plays a significant role in providing assistance to the programs and projects of other departments such as the Gulayan sa Paaralan and Gulayan sa Tahanan of DepEd,” she added.

To those interested to avail of free seeds, RTD Madriaga enjoins households to visit the office for the availment of seeds while asking local government units, institutions, and other groups to submit their request to obtain the seeds assistance in bulk. # (JCAnito)