D1 farmers receive P5.9M farm equipment, inputs

Mayor John Dalipe joins the Department of Agriculture and District 1 Congressional Office in distributing farm inputs and equipment amounting to P5,940,862.00 to different farmer associations in the west coast, Friday, July 28.  

Dalipe lauded the DA-9 for the continuous efforts to help improve farmers’ productivity with the ultimate goal of ensuring food security. He likewise thanked District I Cong. Khymer Olaso for facilitating the implementation of the project that benefits thousands of residents whose main source of income is farming.

The mayor also praised the farmers for their hardwork to ensure food supply in the city, as he urged them to maximize the use of the farm equipment and inputs provided by the government to improve productivity.

The farm inputs and equipment distributed were part of DA’s various programs – organic agriculture that included the P99,500 pump irrigation system for open source (PISOS),  commercial hybrid seeds and fertilizer assistance under the rice program amounting to P2.07M; 1 unit 4-wheel tractor, assorted vegetable seeds, inorganic fertilizer, mungbean seeds, peanut seeds and 30 pieces plastic crates under the High Value Crops Development Program amounting to P2.57M and community as well as household gardening interventions worth P694K under the National Urban and Peri Urban Agriculture program. All these were coursed through the City Agriculturist Office.

Also distributed were 24 heads of sentinel pigs with various feeds as well as LN2 mother tank costing P502K under the livestock program and turned over through the Office of the City Veterinarian.

Present during the mass distribution and turnover program held at the Ayala Technical Vocational School gymnasium were DA-9 Regional Technical Director for Operations Marissa Mohammad, District I Cong. Khymer Olaso represented by Kaiser Olaso, Councilor Litlit Macrohon and OIC City Agriculturist Arben Magdugo among others. (Jamil Dari, Mae Crystelle Bucoy- ZPPSU Interns)