The Department of Agriculture (DA) will implement a P2.5-million rubber and corn production project in Bayog town, Zamboanga del Sur.
The project which is under the Mindanao Rural Development Program – Community Fund for Agricultural Development (MRDP-CFAD) of the Agriculture Department will have a local counterpart fund of P500,000.00 from the local government unit of Bayog.
As a prerequisite for the project, a pre-implementation orientation about the program was conducted by Nestor Cawanan, CFAD Coordinator, MRDP-Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Some 80 people’s organizations (POs) and barangay officials of five barangays attended the orientation held last week at the Glupa Gulian Agro-Tourism Park, Sitio Quibranza, Kahayagan in Bayog municipality.
The recipient barangays of this project are Bobuan, Camp Blessing, Conacon, Dagum and Dimalinao, all of Bayog.
The orientation was also attended by the LGU officials headed by Bayog Mayor Leonardo Babasa, Jr., SB Member Celso Matias, Multi-Sectoral Committee chair Allan Grafil, a representative from the Pioneer Company and Municipal Agriculturist officer in charge Nora Paredes who facilitated the activity.
In his message, Mayor Babasa urged the participants to work hard and support the program to attain its goal.
“You play an important role in our economy, since farmers are the backbone of the country,” he said.