The Department of Agriculture (DA) together with the local government unit of San Mateo, Rizal province intends to develop at least 110 hectares of farm areas in the area to augment the supply of basic food items in Metro Manila.
Dubbed the “Food Basket for Metro Manila Project,” the program, with an initial budget of P2.5 million, would jump-start the cultivation of rice, fruits and vegetables in the typhoon-wracked province. The DA said this was to also provide a source of income to farmers who lost their livelihood due to Typhoon “Ulysses.”
The DA said it would supply seeds, implements, equipment and technical and marketing assistance to stakeholders in the area. The funding wou…
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