FARMERS IN ONE OF THE FARTHEST VILLAGES IN KABACAN, RECEIVE HYBRID CORN SEEDS

For the very first time, farmers in Barangay Nangaan, Kabacan, North Cotabato, received hybrid corn seeds from the MAFAR on July 3, 2020.

One hundred forty bags of corn seeds were delivered and distributed to the farmer members of the Nangaan Farmers Peace and Development Association that are expected to increase their production and income.

According to Mentatu Lumambas, President of the association, the agricultural assistance was the first to reach them from the government and they are happy that it came from the BARMM.

He informed the officials of their pressing problem on lack of farm to market road from the center to their village, damaged barangay hall caused by the recent earthquake, and lack of drying pavements that they really need in their village.

In his message, Dr Macmod S. Mamalangcap, MAFAR Coordinator for the 63 barangays of BARMM in North Cotabato, said that one of their responsibilities is to know the issues and needs of the people in the community and bring them to the attention of the right authorities for prompt and appropriate response and solution.

Meanwhile, Akmad A. Abdullah, MAFAR Corn Program Regional Focal Person, informed the farmers that they can produce more with hybrid corn compared with the native varieties that they used to plant. He also extended the recent implementation flow of programs and projects at the MAFAR-BARMM under the leadership of Minister Dr Mohammad S. Yacob that works under convergence and prioritizes clustered areas. The different kinds of interventions shall be integrated and be given at once to ensure greater benefits and impact in the lives of the beneficiaries.

Abdullah then informed the group of the importance of having an established organizations like cooperatives and associations with active members as these are the priority beneficiaries of major farming assistance from the MAFAR.

Nangaan is one of the seven barangays in Kabacan that is one of the 63 barangays that opted to become part of the BARMM government.

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