DA Tar­lac com­pletes sweet potato nurs­ery

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - NATION - BY JONAS REYES

The Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture-Philip­pine Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment Project (DA-PRDP) com­pleted the con­struc­tion of the P3-mil­lion nurs­ery and con­sol­i­da­tion area for the pro­duc­tion of sweet potato.

Re­gional Project Co­or­di­na­tion Of­fice (RPCO 3) of­fi­cial Mary Joyce Quiros said the project has at­tained “100 per­cent phys­i­cal ac­com­plish­ment.”

Quiros, to­gether with I-REAP of­fi­cer Carissa Cabubus, So­cial and En­vi­ron­men­tal Safe­guards of­fi­cer Jes Surla, ge­omap­ping and gov­er­nance data of­fi­cer Mau­rice Pineda, I-REAP’s Danilo Ramoso and the Provin­cial Project Man­age­ment and the Im­ple­ment­ing Unit (PPMIU) of Tar­lac con­ducted a site in­spec­tion on 10 Septem­ber to val­i­date the progress.

Quiros said the sub­pro­ject will be op­er­a­tional this year, with mi­nor re­pairs needed and cleanup to en­sure an ex­cel­lent level of work­man­ship.

The turnover of the sub­pro­ject to the Mayan­toc Sweet Potato Clean Plant­ing Ma­te­ri­als Pro­duc­ers Co­op­er­a­tive will be held in Oc­to­ber.

Some 1,000 pieces of sweet potato worth P30,000 will be planted in the newly-es­tab­lished nurs­ery.

Cabubus said a trad­ing cap­i­tal was se­cured for the pur­chase of cut­tings from farmer-grow­ers amount­ing to P588,000 to guar­an­tee in­come.

One de­liv­ery truck, trac­tor and some 30 pieces mod­i­fied net house amount­ing to P2.8 mil­lion were also pur­chased.

The DA-PRDP is de­ter­mined to en­force and strengthen agri­cul­ture-based en­ter­prises to aug­ment pro­duc­tiv­ity through al­ter­na­tive liveli­hoods and sup­port fa­cil­i­ties.

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