Tuesday, January 15, 2019

25 members of Bio-Organic Farming receives rice seedlings

TAGO, Surigao del Sur – Members of Bio-Organic Farming Lindoy chapter receives rice seedlings from 36th Infantry Valor Battalion together with Mr. Dodong Lauzon CEO of Good Harvest Bio-Organic Farming held at Lindoy Multi-purpose Hall, Brgy Lindoy, Tago, SDS as part of the sustainment efforts of Project KaPALAYapaan of the 36th IB at 1 o’clock in the afternoon, January 12, 2019.

Twenty-five (25) farmers who are members of Bio-Organic Farming of Brgy Lindoy were given twenty-one (21) packs of 3.2 variety seedlings and two (2) sacks of 160 variety seedlings which can accommodate 9.1 hectares of farmland.

The seedling distribution is part of the sustainment efforts of the Project KaPALAYApaan in the province of Surigao del Sur. It is one way that the 36th Infantry Battalion can reach out and connect to the communities as part of its efforts in addressing poverty and alleviating the normal lives of the Surigaonons towards an environment conducive for peace and development

LTC XERXES TRINIDAD stated that “the sustainment efforts of the 36th Infantry Valor Battalion thru its project kaPALAYapaan are a manifestation that your Philippine army is serious in addressing the perennial issue of the farmers which is the “High Cost, Low Yield” that CPP-NPA terrorist exploits to agitate the masses”

“Through this seedling distribution, we are looking forward to alleviating the plight of the farmers to help and extend whatever help we could offer and looking for a successful and bountiful harvest in three months’ time that could lead to self-sustainment and eventually a source of organic rice production in the near future. We have partnered with other stakeholders who share our common goals of serving the people to attain peace and development in the community. Your 36IB will always be your committed partner to bring programs and projects to every community,” he added.

The project kaPALAYapaan is a program for the farming sector and a convergence of stakeholders that aims to increase the farm production of the farmers, promotes organic farming, and introduces new farming techniques.

Source: 36th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, PA

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