DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Oct. 13 (PIA) – The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in the province and the Department of Agriculture Region XI recently strengthened their partnership to push for more sustainable agricultural reforms through various programs for Davao del Sur.
The joint efforts underlined the importance of sustainable agriculture through farm implements as components of Production Support and for Post-Harvest Facilities and Processing.
Among the assistance provided was the recent distribution of 2,000 bags of cacao seedlings and vegetable seeds under the High Value Commercial Crops of DA-XI to the municipalities of Bansalan and Malita.
Another assistance from the region was the release of corn seeds worth P560,000 to 14 municipalities of Davao del Sur, reported OPAG OIC Nally Bangoy.
The provincial government has also released 168 bags of corn seeds for Davao Occidental as its counterpart.
Bangoy said that OPAG will also distribute 1,000 bundles of cassava stalks for municipalities of Magsaysay, Bansalan, Matanao and Malita.
In every recipient that has one hectare will be provided 100 bundles with ten bags of organic fertilizer.
Currently, the provincial nursery has made outstanding contribution by utilizing its five-hectare lot intended for corn production. This is part of the massive agricultural drive the office is extending to the farmers of Davao del Sur.
"All the time through thick and thin, we are out to help farmers on the technological aspects to boost their earnings for economic sustainability. This is also the thrust of Governor Claude Bautista that every agricultural component be addressed to the fullest," Bangoy said.
Recently, the municipalities of Jose Abad Santos and Magsaysay were recipients of corn sheller and tractor.