LANAO DEL SUR – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform inaugurated the Mercato Shed: MAFARLENGKE Sa Probinsya to Pansor Consumer Cooperative on November 18 at Barangay Sekun Matampay, Ganassi.

This project is under the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service Division (AMAD) of MAFAR, which aims to revolutionize local commerce by fostering accessibility to fresh and reasonably priced agricultural and fishery products.

During the program propers, a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted, followed by an engaging agricultural fair.

The Mercato Shed’s establishment seeks to address multiple objectives, such as offering a convenient marketplace for local produce, catering to consumers with more affordable prices, and creating a platform for educating customers while enhancing business opportunities for regional farmers.

MAFAR Lanao del Sur Provincial Director Atty. Khalid D. Ansano, Chief Agriculturist Abdulgaphar Sansarona, Senior Agriculturist Amer Hussien Razak, and MAFAR Municipal Offices of Ganassi and Pualas are in the activity.

Also, LGU Representatives, the Barangay Chairperson of Sekun Matampay, and farmer exhibitors like SMD Farmers Org. Inc. from Amai Manabilang also graced the ceremony, which indicated a promising future for local agriculture and consumer access, fostering a collaborative effort towards sustainable economic growth.