AMAI MANABILANG, Lanao del Sur (PIA)– Agriculture Secretary William Dar lauded the Southern Philippines Development Authority for undertaking a project anchored on developing the Agro-Industrial Business Corridor (ABC).
Dar, who attended the launching of the Agro-Industrial Development Program (AIDP) for the municipalities of Wao and Amai Manabilang on Tuesday, November 16, said DA is into developing ABCs and SPDA is doing it in advance.
“We should be able to partner with you in this strategy so that others will learn and enhance the setting up of more ABCs in the rest of the country,” he said.
Dar emphasized that the strategy used by the AIDP is included in the pillars of transforming and modernizing the country’s agriculture.
He also congratulated SPDA for cementing a partnership with ASPAC-AG which will bring their precision agri-technology, capital, and market to the two municipalities.
The DA chief further committed to support SPDA by linking it to the Land Bank and Development Bank of the Philippines for funding support.
He also pledged to turn over tractors to SPDA as he is optimistic that AIDP will become successful and will contribute to the transformation of the country’s agriculture. (APB/PIA Lanao del Sur)