Agri-10 turns over more than P842K agri interventions to Mambajao, Camiguin.


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN – Bringing a package of interventions to the island province, the Department of Agriculture – Northern Mindanao (DA-10) turned over more than P842K worth of agricultural inputs and farm machinery to the Local Government of Mambajao on February 16, at the Municipal Hall, of this town.

On behalf of DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, Senior Agriculturist Richan D. Lacanaria led the turnover of agri assistance to Mambajao town mayor Yñigo Jesus D. Romualdo for use and distribution of LGU Mambajao to its constituents, comprising of farmers’ cooperatives, associations (FCAs) and schools, in the locality.

According to RED Collado, said provisions are also aligned with the capital’s agenda in providing access to healthier and nutritious food for all, and at the same time aiding in further promoting and developing the agri sector of the municipality and province as well.

Particularly, some P796.5K worth of Corn program-funded assistance was accorded to the town, which is composed of 2 units corn sheller (P300K per unit), 29 bags of hybrid yellow corn (DK8899S) seed (P6K per bag at 9 kilos), and 15 bags of Open-Pollinated Variety (OPV) white corn seed (P1.5K/bag at 20 kl), to boost the municipality’s production of quality corn for food and feeds.

Pooled from the department’s High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) funds, LGU Mambajao also received assorted vegetable seeds and garden tools amounting to almost P46K, which are set for the food and nutrition security initiatives of Agoho and Quibiro elementary schools.

Additionally, 11 bags of complete (14-14-14) fertilizer were provided under HVCDP’s Community-Based Farm Enterprise Development Program by intercropping cacao and coffee under coconut among high-valued crops farmers.

Still from the same fund source, 22 crates were further turned over to the town for the transport and storage needs of farmers’ harvest.# (Photo supplied/JLO)