QUEZON CITY, Jan. 4 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) 11 Gender and Development (GAD) Program recently led the soft launching and ceremonial cacao and coffee planting of more than 1000 seedlings to the Indigenous Peoples (IP) Women’s Organic Village in Malamboon Elementary School at Sitio Malamboon, Brgy. Malabog, Davao City.
More than 300 persons from the Ata-Manobo tribe benefited from the program wherein 1000 hills were prepared to be planted with seedlings of Café Arabica variet, DA said in a press report.
Undersecretary for Special Concerns and Director for DA’s GAD Bernadette Romulo-Puyat inaugurates the Soft Launching Ceremonial Planting together with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
Usec. Puyat, told the IP’s that they will continue to monitor the projects in the area as well as provide interventions for the village.
Meanwhile, Mayor Duterte promised to allocate P 10M pesos for coffee plantation and production in Brgy. Malabog for the year 2015.
DA XI Regional Coordinator for GAD Mr. Bong Año said that the event was a jumpstart for several projects from the agriculture sector including the plan for inland aquaculture and establishment of demo farm in Brgy. Malabog.