DavSur Guv eyes innovative approaches to improve agri

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur – Davao del Sur Governor Claude P. Bautista is bent on bringing out the agriculture at its best in Davao del Sur through innovative approaches.

The Governor laid down his plans for the farmers in the province in a meeting on November 12 with the agricultural technicians at the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.

For one, Bautista urged the agricultural technicians to get the profile of farmers and to dig deeper of their status whether they have been real recipients and owners of their farm lots.

He said this would take efforts on surveys, identification and ensuring at the same time that the farm lots they toil are their own.

When this is done, the provincial government would know how and what to support to the agricultural areas planted with various crops.

This is to further ensure that every agricultural component is appropriately addressed even in far flung villages.

The Governor appealed to the agricultural technicians for their commitment to this thrust.

He further urged them to forget politics, and instead work hand in hand to uplift the economic condition of the farmers knowing that several agricultural programs have been introduced and implemented in the past and yet there are still marginal farmers in the countryside.

Bautista raised the importance of post harvest facilities to ensure quality agricultural outputs and marketing assistance.
He also emphasized the significance of linkages through public-private partnership by way of sending delegates for trainings for agriculture people to be technically equipped.
Upon return, these agricultural coordinators will be the ones to handle trainings in their respective local government units.

In the near future when these are religiously implemented along with a more comprehensive and focused program, an agricultural breakthrough would surely happen in the province. (LGU-Davao del Sur/Nilda S. Aniñon)

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