PRDP distributes agriculture interventions to Bauko farmers
Members of three microenterprise in Municipality of Bauko in the Mountain Province have recently received agriculture interventions from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).
The PRDP particularly handed over P570,000 worth of polyethylene film and GI pipes to the Bauko Organic Practitioners Association (BOPA) of Bauko Norte, Monamon for the rehabilitation of greenhouses to enhance their organic vegetable production activities.
PRDP also turned over 100 heads of piglets to the Bagnen-Balintaugan Timpoyog Credit Cooperative (BaBaTiCCo) of Bagnen, Bauko to be distributed to members for their swine production and marketing project, which envisions to establish a sustainable additional source of income aside from crop production which is said to be always affected by typhoons.
Moreover, the Otucan Farmers Multi-purpose Cooperative (OFMPC) of Otucan, Bauko received P840,000 worth of agricultural machinery and equipment such as hand tractors and a thresher with blower for its farm mechanization service provider project for highland vegetable and rice production as well as farm equipment rental services.
Jocelyn Beray, head of the enterprise component of the PRDP in CAR, said the delivery is just the first of two tranches.
She also reminded the proponent groups that the delivery of goods is not the end of the PRDP’s involvement with them.
“The projects will be monitored by the PRDP every now and then to see if your activities are done according to your business plans,” Beray told the recipients of the goods.