DA spends P29 billion in Cordi for veggie industry

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The Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region spent around 29 billion the past six years as support to the vegetable industry.
 These included farm-to-market roads, green houses, rain shelter, nurseries, screen houses, bio–organic fertilizer plants, power tractors, power sprayers, shredders, draft animals, small scale irrigation projects, vegetable processing facilities, vegetable dehydrator, vegetable processing equipment, plastic crates, vegetable seeds, foot sealers, vacuum sealer, vermi composting sheds, botanical concoction center, shredder, plastic drums, and sprayers.
One of the biggest projects of DA-CAR was the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC).
Here, farmers and buyers to have better market access and direct link between farmers and consumers, for a more stable and affordable supply of consumers.
“It is a way to embark as well as to invest in the lives of the farmers. This facility desires to provide vegetable farmers with a system and a legacy that can truly improve their economic state,” said DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala.
On the other hand, a special project of the DA, the Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resource Management Project (CHARMP2) invested 1.3 billion in the vegetable industry covering rural infrastructure projects such as farm-to-market roads, footpaths, foot bridges, communal irrigation systems, domestic water supplis, community infrastructures; livelihood assistance fund,  reforestation and agroforestry.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Rural Development Project-Regional Project Coordination  Office is currently working on a 14 million worth of projects on the rehabilitation of nursery and high value crop protected production areas damaged by typhoon “Lando”, rehabilitation of greenhouse and protected areas for organic vegetable production, leafy vegetable production under protected cultivation; lettuce seedling production using greenhouse; community based upland vegetable seedling production under modern greenhouse structure; input provision for affected vegetable farmer members, tomato and potato tuber production under greenhouse condition, and establishment of protected cultivation structures for vegetable production in support to typhoon damaged production areas.-- JFP


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