As part of its efforts to boost the agricultural production in the CALABARZON region, the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region IV-CALABARZON delivered a total of P60,056,440 worth of agricultural interventions to farmers of 2nd district of Quezon on November 10, 2020.
Among the interventions given/to be given to farmer-beneficiaries are rice seeds (certified, inbred, and hybrid), fertilizers (urea and complete), corn seeds (GM hybrid yellow corn and hybrid white glutinous corn), insecticides, assorted vegetable seeds, plant growth enhancers, seedling trays, various high value crop seedlings, processed chicken manure, power sprayers, plastic crates, cattle, and dewormer.
Also included in the interventions awarded were a mango processing facility, a seed storage, and a multi-commodity processing center that will soon rise in the municipality of Candelaria.
Mayor Macario D. Boongaling of Candelaria thanked the DA CALABARZON for all the interventions given to their municipality and said that it will definitely benefit their hardworking farmers.
“These interventions, especially the facilities, from DA will surely add great value to the produce of our farmers and will definitely help increase their production and income,” Mayor Boongaling said.
DA CALABARZON Regional Director Arnel V. de Mesa along with Quezon Provincial Governor Danilo E. Suarez, and 2nd District of Quezon Representative, Congressman David C. Suarez, led the distribution/awarding of agricultural interventions.
In his message, director de Mesa expressed his deep gratitude to all the farmers for continuing to produce foods for the Filipino people and continued growth in the agricultural sector despite the many challenges brough about by the COVID-19 pandemic, African swine fever, and typhoons, to name a few.
“Sa ngalan po ng ating kalihim na si Secretary William Dar at sampu ng aking mga kasamahan sa DA CALABARZON, ako po ay taos-pusong nagpapasalamat sa inyong lahat [na mga magsasaka]. Hindi po kayo tumitigil na magtanim at mag-alaga ng hayop. Kung kaya, makakaasa rin po kayo na hindi rin kami titigil na magbigay ng kinakailangang suporta para sa inyong lahat para sa mas masaganang ani at mataas na kita ng ating mga magsasaka at mangingisda!,” director de Mesa said.
The 2nd district of Quezon is composed of municipalities of San Antonio, Tiaong, Sariaya, Candelaria, and Dolores; and city of Lucena.
Interventions given/awarded will be distributed to farmer-beneficiaries through the assistance of their respective municipal/city agriculture offices. (RFL, DA-RAFIS)