FARMERS, MOTHERS TRAINED ON VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
More than 30 mothers, who are members of Rural Improvement Club (RIC) and farmers in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, were trained by the MAFAR on vegetable production and its nutritive value.
Held at the Awang barangay covered court on March 11, 2020, the training activity aimed to update the knowledge of the participants on organic growing of vegetables, and selection of suitable, marketable, and nutritious vegetables to produce.
The conduct of the training was made possible by MAFAR under the 2019 funds for High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), one of the five banner programs of the Department of Agriculture. It was done in partnership with the Provincial Government of Maguindanao through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg).
Minister Mohammad S. Yacob advised MAFAR’s HVCDP Focal Person Dr Jalica D. Mangacop to extend more technical assistance especially to the neediest ones to improve their productivity and living condition in the long run.
With this, three batches of training on vegetable farming shall be conducted in Maguindanao through the OPAg. These are aside from the already conducted six batches of training in support to the Gulayan sa Paaralan Program (GPP) implemented in the BARMM provinces and cities of which the recent ones were held in Sulu Province.
Dr Mangacop and Dr Kadiguia R. Abdullah, Al-Hadja, MAFAR Information Officer served as the training resource persons while Dr Baiking Balinte and Salama Kadon of OPAg served as the facilitators.
Aside from the lectures, the team from MAFAR also distributed brochures and posters on vegetable production during the event.
The participants also received bags each containing assorted vegetable seeds, certificate of participation, notebook, pen, and t-shirt.
The second batch of training is held today in Poblacion Datu Odin Sinsuat and the last batch shall be conducted in Mamasapano on March 13, 2020.