DENR-DA Partnership on Vegetable Seedlings Production to Augment Food Supply
Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. . . .The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula enters into an agreement on May 11, 2020 with the Department of Agriculture (DA) 9 for a joint effort on raising vegetable seedlings to augment food supply in the region.
DENR IX Executive Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez and DA 9 Executive Director Rad Donn Cedeño signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that stipulates among others that DENR 9 will offer the use of its Mechanized and Modernized Forest Nursery (MMFN) and clonal nursery in Baclay, Tukuran as area of propagation, provide manpower and lend equipment for use in the production of high-valued agricultural crops such as squash, eggplant, stringbeans, pechay, kangkong, upo, watermelon and tomato seeds to be supplied by DA 9 which will be raised for distribution to identified beneficiaries and LGUs in the region.
It can be recalled that DENR IX nurseries at the MMFN passed the inspection and assessment of its suitability and readiness conducted by DA IX last April 17. Technical personnel of DA IX were able to conduct an Orientation on Seedling Production of Hybrid and Open Pollinated Vegetables Seeds and Vegetable Backyard Container Gardening to DENR IX personnel assigned at the MMFN and Clonal Nursery last April 22.
This is a joint effort of the two agencies to help ease the impact of the pandemic COVID 19 in terms of encouraging backyard gardening and boosting the supply of nutritious food to people in the region. (Photos/RPAO9)