DA-10 through HVCDP conducts a SNAP Hydroponics Training on PDLs in the city of Cagayan de Oro.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To ensure available food and promote urban agriculture practices, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA RFO – 10) through DA-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado conducts a Simple Nutrient Addition Program (SNAP) Hydroponics Training on May 12, 2023, in this city.

Thirty Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) from the Cagayan de Oro City Jail – Male Dormitory training attended the training which was facilitated by the department’s High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP).

DA-10 Agriculturist II Ronald Ian Camaddo briefed the participants on the potential of SNAP hydroponics, a system that utilizes mineral nutrient solution in water for vegetable production.

“It is a sustainable production system even under urban setting and we are able to obtain high quality produce requiring lesser maintenance,” Camaddo added and later demonstrated the procedure using Lettuce seeds.

Meanwhile, Senior Jail Officer 3 Aldous S. Ybañez shared that they are planning to continue to adopt the hydroponics system in their area.

“Training like this is beneficial to our PDLs, especially since they are able to earn from it. It would also be of great use to them when they are set free,” he concluded. # (AMBManto)