• CAMIGUIN PUSHES FOR MODEL FARMS


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 20 (PIA) – More farmer/landowners took the opportunity to avail of the subsidized model farm program here, benefitting assistance like planting materials, fertilizers, as well as technical inputs.

    The property must be at least one hectare wide to be able to bid for the project, and the only counterpart required from the interested party, is to put up their own fence. 

    To date, some 38 model farms were already established in the province, planted with lanzones, durian, rambutan, mango, and kalamansi.

    The assistance is under the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), targeting to maximize and develop idle lands for fruit production.

    In support to model farming, the provincial agriculture’s office (PAO) is also maintaining a plant nursery, to sustain the propagation and distribution of the priority seeding varieties.

    Camiguin governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, meanwhile, expressed his optimism of the project’s potential in spurring the local economy. (JCV/PIA)

    LGU EXPANDS FRESH MILK FEEDING PROGRAM


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 19 (PIA) – More children get daily supply of fresh milk here after a government subsidized dairy farm was established in 2013.

    It started with 25 cows, and 19 of these animals are now on the milking line supplying at least 150 liters of milk a day.

    All identified severely wasted children in the public schools around province, are now getting their daily share of fresh cow’s milk; the program runs for about 120 days and will continue to reach other children needing immediate nutrition intervention.

    To date, some 252 school children have been served. The local government also extends regular milk distribution/feeding activities during public assemblies, events, and celebrations. 

    Other than giving out the fresh daily produce to the needy, the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) also markets it to the public at P50/liter, while part of it was also fed to the calves. 

    Local farmers are likewise tapped to the project by supplying the corn and forage needs of the herd. (JCV/PIA)

     

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