By Liezle Basa Inigo

CAGAYAN–The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office No. 02 (DA RFO 02) has distributed assorted vegetable seeds, seedling trays, bags of pottingmedia and seedlings to police personnel of 1st Cagayan Provincial Mobile Force Company (CPMFC) – Philippine National Police Regional Highway Patrol Unit 2, in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

The activity will pave the way in setting up a garden in observance of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting May 16.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Godofredo A. Wasin of 1st CPMFC, thanked the Department of Agriculture (DA) for granting their request to put up a good garden in lined with their initiatives in support to the Adopted Community Assistance Project (ACAP).

“Our team will apply best practices after this technical briefing because we are (developing) a communal garden,” PLTCOL Wasin expressed.

Meanwhile, Carol P. Albay, Agriculturist II, of the DA RFO 02 steered the technical briefing on vegetable production to beneficiaries for the development and improvement of the communal project being initiated by this group.

“In support to your communal garden activity, we can also give you other seed varieties not only on vegetables. We have strategized that in some areas which our office cannot easily get in, at your level, we shall seek your assistance through turn over of seeds at the household level. It has really a need to form these specific places to form them as clusters for better availment of program services from DA,” said Albay.

The DA appreciates PNP continuous support to the Agriculture sector.

DA also noted that the first agency partnered with relative to agriculture sector was the Department of Education (DepEd) since 2007 on the implementation of Gulayan sa Paaralan Program.

The agency reported that In Region 02, there are 2,623 schools benefited specific interventions from garden tools, trainings and even benchmarking activities outside the region just to show them all the new technologies related to vegetable production.