One of highlight activities for the agency’s 123rd anniversary celebration, DA-NorMin turns over 1 unit truck for CAFAMCO under its Enhanced Kadiwa program.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 23 – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) turned over 1 unit truck to the Canitoan Farmer’s Multipurpose Cooperative (CAFAMCO) of barangay Canitoan at the USTP Gymnasium, here in this city.
DA Assistant Secretary for Agribusiness and Marketing Kristine Y. Evangelista led the turnover with DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado and Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga, in the presence of CdeO local officials, councilors Jay R. Pascual and Zaldy O. Ocon.
The turnover is one of the highlights of its 123rd Anniversary celebration of DA with the theme, “One DA: Patuloy na nagkakaisa upang iangat ang pambansang agrikultura.”
DA ASec Evangelista said, that the market demands for garden-fresh produce while the department continues its commitment to assist farmer-cooperatives to become competitive which is in line with DA Secretary William D. Dar’s thrust towards increasing farmers’ productivity and profitability.
Lucas W. Faborada, chair of CAFAMCO expressed, that the truck can aid them in their operations, assuring fresh and quality farm produce upon deliveries to their targeted market.
“The truck can increase our margin of profit due to lesser mobilization expense and wider reach of market,” Faborada added.
Said intervention was facilitated to be granted to the Coop through DA-10’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) of DA-10. # (JCAnito)