DA turns over P7.2 M Agri Project to Magsaysay Dav Sur
The Department of agriculture turned over a total of P7.2 Million worth of project to the town of Magsaysay in Davao del Sur in time of the celebration of its 47th Town Anniversary held Tuesday.
These projects are composed of the concreting of the Farm to Market Road (524 lineal meters) amounting to P5.266, Organic trading post amounting to P1.1 million, and 14 units Mobile threshers amounting to P1.297 Million.
Agriculture Regional Director Remelyn Recoter who led the turnover said that these project assistance are align with the food self-sufficiency program of DA.
"The Farm to market road will lessen the transportation cost of farmers’ product because the FRM are already concrete which means the quality of their produce will already be enhanced. The Organic trading post will help the organic crop farmers to have ready market their organic produce with high market value. While the mobile threshers will help the farmers lower the post harvest losses”, Recoter said.
She added that rice farmers incur 12 to 15 percent rice production loss from harvesting to marketing. “If we convert these into cavans, suppose a farmer will harvest 100 cavans of rice in his rice field but due to production losses, he only earns 85 to 88 cavans. It should have been an additional income for the rice farmers and additional supply for the consumers”, Recoter said.
Moreover, she said that though Davao region is not a rice producing region rather a high value crops producing region but DA will be supporting its rice-related programs to increase rice sufficiency to 65 percent which include the utilization of high yielding varieties among others.
Director Recoter also said that DA is committed to support agricultural programs of the town of Magsaysay being the top two towns in terms of highest rice yielding town in the whole of region 11 next to Matanao. (aggie Media Service)