Central Mindanao Newswatch – local newspaper
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture in Region 10 has turned over P5 million worth of check for the implementation of massive seedling project to Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Musuan, Bukidnon recently.
The project funded under Bayanihan 2 of the High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) of DA covers two components: vegetable seed production of pinakbet commodities (P2 million) and planting material production of different durian varieties (P3 million).
DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado said the project intends for productivity enhancement of the farmers in the region.
A seed processing facility will be established that will produce 400 kilograms of pinakbet seeds or 80 kilograms each of ampalaya, squash, okra, string beans, and eggplant commodities.
A fruit nursery will also be established for 50,000 hills of grafted planting materials of different durian varieties for distribution to farmers and other stakeholders of the region.
CMU, under the helm of President Jesus Antonio G. Derije is an academic paradise in the south and the center for excellence in agriculture.
The project is under DA’s ‘Plant, Plant, Plant program’ or Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS COVID 19) kontra sa COVID-19 to increase farm productivity and ensure food sufficiency amid the pandemic.