Agri office assures ample supply of crops for '13-A A +A
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
DESPITE the damage Typhoon Pablo brought to the agriculture sector in Davao Region, the Department of Agriculture (DA in Davao on Tuesday said there is enough supply for high-value crops for local markets for this year.
DA-Davao chief Constancio Maghanoy said consumers of various crops in Davao Region need not worry since there is enough supply in almost all markets across the region.
Despite the damage that Pablo brought to vast agricultural lands in the region, locals can still enjoy enough supply of onions, corn, vegetables, and even cacao and coffee.
Based on the latest monitoring of DA, since majority of the region's vegetable plantations are located in the Davao del Sur area, the sector has been spared from the devastation of the recent typhoons and massive flooding.
Another factor that has been noted for the resilience especially of the vegetable sector is its month of peak production since December is usually not the month to harvest vegetables so a good volume, enough to sustain the region's demand, has been spared.
DA also did not notice any irrational and unjustified increase in farm products in local markets, based on their assessment.
In just three month's time, DA noted that the normal supply of various farm products in markets will be stabilized and return to normal volume.
Presently, DA is continuously providing various farming assistance to affected local and small-scale farmers in the region who have been badly-hit by Pablo.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 30, 2013.