A total of 1,089 motor cab drivers/operators from selected barangays in the municipality benefited from the agri-products that include rice, farm-fresh vegetables, root crops, and 450 packets of 5-in-1 ‘Pinakbet’ vegetable seeds.
Setting up community pantries is among the DA’s efforts to alleviate the effects of COVID-19, particularly those worst hit by the pandemic.
On the same occasion, the DA-10 team also initiated the enrolment of qualified residents to be included in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA).
The RSBSA refers to the electronic compilation or database of basic information of farmers, farm laborers, fishermen and target beneficiaries of agriculture-related programs and services of the government such as DA-accredited farmer organizations. It is the minimum requirement in receiving/availing agri-fishery related government services particularly programs and projects of the DA, its bureaus, attached agencies and corporations.
The activity was led by DA Assistant Secretary for Agribusiness and Marketing Kristine Evangelista, who was joined by the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division, DA-10 Provincial Operations Head for Bukidnon Dr. Janet D. Lopez, who also represented Carlene Collado, regional executive director, and agency partners from the local government units and private sectors. (DA-10/PIA-10, Bukidnon)