LUPON, DAVAO ORIENTAL — A total of 32 farmers have successfully completed the Farmer Field School on Vegetable Production course under the Pagkain at Kita “Matag Yuta Adunay Tanum” Sustainable Agriculture and Village Enterprise (SAVE) Program during the graduation rites at Don Mariano Marcos Covered Court, Lupon, Davao Oriental on March 01, 2021.
In support to the President’s Executive Order 70 or Whole-of-Nation Approach to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC), the 8-week program aims to educate farmers on the innovative ways and strategies of farming using the provided supply of different kinds of quality seeds and fertilizers.
Provincial Agriculture Office Head Mr. Rotchie Ravelo said that technology-based farming is introduced and integrated in order to help farmers boost their harvest.
Governor Nelson Dayanghirang, who was represented by Former Board Member Daud Linsag, expressed his gratitude for the cooperation of the farmers. He also encouraged them to continue enhancing their knowledge on farming.
“This is one of our province’s initiative to push for the integration of agriculture, fishery, livestock and meat production for the livelihood progress of the people in every community in order to answer and provide a holistic approach in battling the issues of poverty and insurgency,” he said.
Aside from providing technical training, the province turned over to the farmers some agricultural interventions which include 39,275 pieces of Tilapia Fingerlings and 48 kilos of Fry Mash under the PAGRO for the Agricultural Support Interventions under the Pagkain at Kita – Sustainable Agriculture Village Enterprise (SAVE) Program.
“I am happy and thankful for all the opportunities given to us amid the difficulties we are facing and I urge all of you graduates to apply what you have learned from these training,” said Don Mariano Marcos Punong Barangay Juanita O. Napoles.
One of the graduates, Mr. Dante C. Tamarion, Chairman of Barangay Don Mariano Marcos Mushroom Association gave his impression. He said he has learned so much from the training which boosted his knowledge as a farmer. He said he is very much thankful for the provincial government, the LGU, the PAGRO, and the barangay officials for making this effort to make their lives and community better and improved.
Awards, cash incentives, and goods were given during the graduation. |By Mark Oliver Alvite