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Ag Department Interventions to Develop High Value Crop Production

11 October 2013

PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is currently gearing up for an intensive implementation of various interventions for high value crop development in Eastern Visayas.

DA Region 8 High Value Crops Development programme Regional Coordinator Mr Larry U. Sultan said that the implementation of the interventions is set for the month of October.

On 1-5 October 2013, the programme was set to install twenty units of greenhouses to different municipalities in the provinces of Samar, Leyte, Biliran, and Eastern Samar, Mr Sultan said. Briefings and training on vegetable production were recently conducted in the said LGUs, Mr Sultan added.

Moreover, on 16-30 October 2013, several units of greenhouses in Samar, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Leyte, Biliran and Southern Leyte are scheduled for rehabilitation, the programme coordinator disclosed.

Meanwhile, by the second and third week of October, there will be a simultaneous delivery of processing equipment, knapsack sprayer and mango inducer to selected LGUs, and Farmers Associations in the region, Mrf. Sultan continued.

The programme, he said, will also conduct three Farmers Field Schools (FFS) in Cabucgayan, Biliran, and training on coffee and cacao production in Leyte and Northern Samar.

Furthermore, in preparation for next year’s projects and activities, a Consultative Meeting is set to be held on the third week October. This will be participated in by Provincial HVCDP Coordinators, report officers, personnel from the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics- 8 (BAS- 8) as well as the HVCDP Coordinator and his staff.

The Department under the regional director Antonio Gerundio is really bent on developing the production of high value crops in the Region, Mr Sultan said.

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