GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 19 (PIA)---The Department of Agriculture (DA) XII turned over 4,100 value packs of assorted vegetable seeds to the provincial government of Sarangani as planting materials to boost its food security program, which the national government through DA seriously pursues.
DA XII regional executive director Engr. Milagros Casis said they are distributing seeds to help local government units in the country improve their food production, thereby increasing food sufficiency to enable them to help provide food for their constituents.
She added that they are abiding by President Rodrigo Duterte’s marching order for them to “provide available and affordable food to every Filipino.”
Amounting to P358,096, the assorted vegetable seeds distributed over the weekend were comprised of “Chopsuey, Sinigang and Pinakbet” seeds.
Sarangani assistant provincial agriculturist Annabelle Tagaza was thankful with DA’s concern turning over the seeds to the provincial officials prior to the Holy Week break.
Tagaza believes that the seeds assistance under Sarangani’s Sulong Kasaganaan Program will be implemented for what they are intended for, seeing so much promise in the province’s effort to improve food sufficiency through its various programs and projects.
Expressing confidence that there will be enough food served by every Sarangan’s household, Tagaza assured that the veggie seeds will be planted and grown at backyard gardens, which the provincial government has since espoused with FAITH project.
FAITH is an acronym for “Food Always In The Home,” a vegetable gardening scheme used as intervention by Sulong Kasaganaan Program to improve food sufficiency in Sarangani.
While accepting DA’s veggie packs, provincial board member Arman Guili, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture also expressed gratitude describing DA’s assistance as great help to Sarangani’s constituents especially in increasing their produce from their organic vegetable gardens. (CT Apelacio/PIA 12 General Santos City)