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DA-13 turns over P3 million food production facility to LGU

BUTUAN CITY – A P3 million food production facility was formally turned over by the Department of Agriculture Regional Office 13 to the local government of Butuan City.



The said facility will help boost the city’s food sufficiency efforts, as this would really help residents get a sufficient supply of locally produced ‘palay’

(rice)



In a statement sent to the Philippine News Agency Saturday, the DA-13 reported that the facility was turned over to the local government by DA Executive Director Abel James Monteagudo to Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada.



The facility, located in Barangay Pigdaulan, features a very green greenhouse, hydroponics, and a nursery with a combined fertigation system.



“Fertigation is an irrigation system in which the nutrients needed are already mixed with the water. Another component of the project is a season-long training that started in June,” the statement read.



Mayor Lagnada thanked DA for their unwavering support, as well as for the continued technical support for agriculture.



“This project will support the food production initiatives of the city, especially in this time of pandemic where the need for food sufficiency is really felt,” he was quoted as saying in the DA-13 statement.



The DA also revealed the project was funded by the Bayanihan as One Act or the Bayanihan 2, through the initiative of the Urban Agriculture Program.









 

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