The rural improvement clubs (RIC) of Laya West and Laya East were the recent recipient each of a multi-cultivator machine to help them in their production of high value crops and backyard gardening.
Given by the Department of Agriculture Regional Office, the equipment will be handed to the organization to manage its utilization.
Tabuk City Mayor Darwin Estrañero in a message advised the members to come up with a guideline on the utilization of said machinery, so every member-beneficiary will have the chance to use and appreciate it.
Through the city government’s Gulayan sa Barangay program, he urged all RIC members to come up with their own backyard gardens, saying that producing vegetables at home would ensure that families have enough supply of safer, healthier and nutritious food on the table.
City Agriculturist Julibert Aquino on the other hand urged the RICs to support the Gulayan sa Barangay, saying that the seeds were given as assistance, but they could also plant more and turn their gardens as an entrepreneurial project.
“Tipunan yu malaksid iti makan iti balay, ta nu ada tu ti nailako yu, gumatang kayo metten iti seeds yu tapnu saan kayo nga agdep-dependar laeng iti maited ti gobyerno,” he said.
“Panunuten tayo jay business, tapnu dumanon tu ti tiempo ket awanen kuma ti aggapo a nateng iti sabali a lugar, ta kaya tayon to nga i-produce dagitoy iti ili tayo,” Aquino underscored.
Aquino assured that OCAS will be assisting the groups to come up with their farm-entrepreneurial projects to someday expand vegetable production in the city to address the local commercial demand. By GGD