Thursday, June 17, 2021

Siquijor farmers receive high-value crops interventions

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FARMERS in Siquijor received agricultural interventions in support to the High Value Crops Program (HVCDP) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Visayas under the Gulayan sa Barangay (GSB) project.

Some 84 kilograms of assorted vegetable seeds were distributed to 42 barangays from the six municipalities of the province. The inputs have also 420 bags of organic fertilizers and 420 hand trowels and sprinklers, 84 shovels, pick mattocks and rakes and 42 rolls of plastic mulch.

Each barangay received 10 bags of organic fertilizers, 10 hand trowels and sprinklers, two shovels, pick mattocks and rake and one roll of plastic mulch.

Under the urban agriculture project, five kilograms of veggie seeds, 70 bags of organic fertilizers and 50 sprinklers and hand trowels were distributed to the barangays of Balolang, Cangmalalag, North Poblacion, and South Poblacion in the Municipality of Larena and Barangay Campalanas in the Municipality of Lazi.

Veggie seeds distributed for the 2 projects include kangkong, tomato, eggplant, okra, pechay, string beans, and ampalaya.

Aside from the veggie seeds, 870 banana seedlings were also distributed to the barangays of Pisong A and Pisong B in the Municipality of Maria and another 500 banana seedlings were given to Barangay Caitican in the Municipality of Siquijor. (PR)


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