DA 6 Distributes Fruit Trees Seedlings In Sigma, Capiz
A total of 500 assorted fruit trees seedlings and five kilograms of assorted vegetable seeds were distributed to farmers during the conduct of agricultural information caravan and technology forum in Sigma, Capiz last August 14, 2015.
The seedlings produced by the DA-Research Outreach Station at Brgy. Malapad Cogon, Sigma were 100 guyabano, 100 pomelo, 100 cashew, 100 jackfruit, 50 kamatsile and 50 rambutan.
Ms. Lilia Peñaranda, Agricultural Center Chief II of ROS-Capiz said that the station is intensifying its production of fruit trees seedlings for distribution to schools, municipalities, farmers associations and interested individuals as part of the commitment of the DA in the national greening program of the government.
She said that the station also produces PAKBET vegetable seeds, sweet potato cuttings, and other high value crops commodities for distribution to interested farmers and associations.
According to Peñaranda, the ROS-Capiz will conduct a field day on August 27, 2015 in one of its satellite areas located at Brgy. Astorga, Dumarao, Capiz to showcase various high value priority commodities produced by the station.
She stressed that through this field day, farmers from neighbouring municipalities and barangays can witness the production technologies and ask questions from project leaders and commodity experts present.
Also, the Philippine Coconut Authority distributed 50 dwarf coconut seedlings to the farmer-parti-cipants of the activity.
The agricultural information caravan and technology forum is one of the venues wherein interventions from the five banner programs of DA and of the attached agencies were discussed to the farmers, livestock raisers and fisherfolks.
The activity was attended by 150 farmer-participants composed of farmer leaders, barangay officials, cooperative officers, entrepreneurs and students from the municipality of Sigma.
It is a regular activity of the DA –Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Section to bring closer to all agricultural stakeholders the services of the entire agency.
For this year, the DA-RAFIS has already conducted four agricultural information caravans, two in the province of Iloilo (in Miag-ao and Bingawan); one in Libertad, Antique and one in Sigma, Capiz. Not one information caravan in Aklan is held . /MP