THE Joint Task Force Sulu, in collaboration with the Sulu provincial government and other stakeholders, has recently launched a vegetable model farm project in that province.
The farm project, which was launched last week, is located in Tagbak village, Indanan, Sulu. The project is anchored on the theme of “innovative farming ways for sustainable crop production.”
The Joint Task Force Sulu said the project was intended to promote the local agricultural industry and, likewise, to protect the health of the people amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
Ideally, the task force said the project was meant to be cascaded down to the municipalities and village levels to maximize the potential of production of the project.
The expected beneficiaries of the project are the farmers who will be given employment opportunities.
Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan acknowledged the effort of all the stakeholders in initiating the project as it will be the start of a new phase of productivity in the province.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng bumubuo ng proyekto na ito especially ang 11th Infantry Division na naging ehemplo para maipatupad itong Vegetable Model Farm Project. Ito ang simula na maging produktibo ang ating mga mamamayan. Yung nursery ng mga halaman para tuloy-tuloy and pagtanim, water tank para may pandilig sa halaman, at ibang mga necessities para dito sa preparation, we have prepared it beforehand para makapagsimula na tayo. I assure you the support of the Provincial Government para sa kapakanan ng mga tao,” Tan said.
“Layunin ng proyektong ito na ipagkaisa ang mga government line agencies, mapa-militar man o sibilyan, local government units, NGOs (non-government organizations) at stakeholders sa pagsulong ng agriculture industry ng pamahalaan ng Sulu. Palalawakin ng proyektong ito ang ating pagkakaisa at pagtutulungan sa pagkamit ng saganang pamumuhay dito sa ating probinsya.” said Brigadier General Peter Angelo Ramos, Army’s 11th Infantry Division assistant commander. (SunStar Zamboanga)