BY GERRY LEE GORIT
The recent staging of the Misamis Oriental Farmers and Fisherfolks Forum’s second phase in Moresco 1, Laguindingan, organized by the Provincial Agriculture Office, proved to be a highly fruitful and enlightening event for all participants.
A major focus of the forum was the introduction of innovative farming and fishing techniques. Farmers and fisherfolks were exposed to cutting-edge methods for crop cultivation and aquatic resource management, promising a transformative impact on productivity and sustainability in both sectors.
Governor Peter “Sr Pedro” Unabia’s presence lent significant value to the event. He attentively listened to the concerns and suggestions of the agricultural and fishing communities, reaffirming his commitment to addressing their needs and improving their livelihoods.
The forum also benefited from the participation of various government agencies and institutions, including the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 10, Coco Levy, National Dairy Authority (NDA), among others. Their involvement highlighted the collaborative approach taken to elevate agriculture and fisheries in Misamis Oriental.
This collective effort aligns seamlessly with Governor Unabia’s visionary Paglaum Development Agenda, “A” which signifies Agriculture Development for Poverty Eradication, emphasizing agriculture’s pivotal role in reducing poverty and driving economic growth. Additionally, “L” underscores the importance of Livelihood and Employment through Industry Development, emphasizing the governor’s dedication to creating sustainable job opportunities for the local population.
With the support of various government agencies and Governor Unabia’s leadership, Misamis Oriental is well-positioned to make significant progress in achieving its development objectives, ultimately benefiting its industrious farmers and fisherfolks while contributing to the province’s overall prosperity.