MAFARlengke and Agri-Fishery Inputs Distribution during the 2nd Bangsamoro Founding Anniversary Celebration 

The province-wide celebration of the 2nd Bangsamoro Founding Anniversary in Basilan was a success. There was no lively celebration of the 1st anniversary due to the onset of pandemic, thus it is considered that the 2nd anniversary is the first celebration of the Bangsamoro anniversary.

The celebration was graced by the presence of MBHTE Minister Hon. Mohager Iqbal represented by Atty. Haron Meling, MSSD Minister Atty. Raisa Jajurie and MOLE Minister Romeo Sema. Each one of the ministers delivered their motivational message. All the provincial level ministries were present in the celebration and all of them have their own part in the program.

MAFAR-Basilan took the opportunity to introduce one of their flagship programs – the MAFARlengke. The said program is aimed at helping the farmers in selling their products directly to the consumers by getting rid of middlemen, thus resulting to lower prices of goods. A booth was dedicated just for MAFARlengke during the celebration. The said flagship program has two schemes: The MAFARlengke na Gawa ng Bangsamoro, the stationary one, to be established within the vicinity of MAFAR office. While the MAFARlengke on Wheels is a moving market scheme, bringing the products of farmers to strategic remote areas through a huge transport vehicle.

Aside from introducing MAFARlengke during the celebration, MAFAR-Basilan also distributed agri-fishery inputs to the farmers. Each municipality is represented by a farmer-leader/MILF chairman and each of them brought a handful of farmers who are also members of the MILF. They were given gardening tools, assorted vegetable seeds, fruit tree seedlings, fertilizers, and dry goods. Travel allowance was also provided to each of them.
Credits to Basilan Agriculture MAFAR Basilan
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