DA-10 supports community vegetable production activities of Naawan town by providing assorted veggie seeds to MSU Naawan.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In a collaborative effort to revive and expand vegetable production in local communities, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) helmed by Regional Executive Director Jose Apollo Y. Pacamalan has provided agricultural inputs to the Mindanao State University in Naawan, Misamis Oriental (MSU-Naawan) for their community development project.

Earlier today, on June 27, Senior Agriculturist Richan D. Lacanaria from DA-RFO 10 handed over assorted vegetable seeds to Mariefe B. Quinones, Director for Extension at MSU-Naawan for distribution to the farming communities of barangays Tagbalogo and Maputi.

According to Quinones, the project is an opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between Naawan’s farming communities and MSU-Naawan, which aims to rekindle their interest in vegetable gardening and assist farmers in their food production.

“These seeds are a huge help to our partner farmers’ associations as vegetable production in these barangays have significantly declined during the pandemic,” she said.

“We also envision for the farmers to sell their harvests at their respective barangay’s weekly market day,” Quinones added.

She furthered that they plan to showcase the farmers’ produce during their annual agency product expo.

Said collaboration also aligns with the vision of Agriculture Secretary Francisco P. Tiu Laurel, Jr. to strengthen the development of the agri-fishery sector under his nine-point plan, which emphasizes the crucial role of government offices working together to support local communities in a bid to achieve food security and sufficiency.# (JLPC)