The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) in partnership with the United Nations – Food and Agriculture (UN-FAO) turned-over a total of 160 bags of farm inputs to Cabpangi farmers in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato on June 5, 2018.
The farm assistance consisted of one hundred fifteen (115) bags of complete (14-14-14), forty (40) bags of Urea (46-0-0) and five (5) bags of muriate of potash (0-0-60) were given to Cabpangi Integrated Farmers Association, who will use it within three applications during the entire growth stages of their rice plants.
In a message, Focal Person of the BDA-UNFAO Program Rhadzni Taalim said that any follow through activity relative to the program will largely depend on how the association manages the farm inputs provided to them.
He also appealed to said farmers to include in their prayers the success of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as “this will also mean another success of the part of the Bangsamoro”.
This project is piloted in two municipalities namely: Sultan Mastura targeting Barangay Boliok for vegetable seeds with fertilizers and the municipality of Pigcawayan with Barangay Cabpangi as target for rice production.
The People’s Organization through its president Langan Bitale thanked the visitors for the received items as he noted that this is a big help for them given their dilemma in reaching out to a middleman just to proceed with their planting.
Also present during the turn-over were Livelihood Officer Guiamaludin A. Sampulna, Community Facilitator Macmodin A. Ali and Admin Assistant Abdul Basir Bukua. Cesar Galvan of UNFAO also attended the activity.
The project is part of the development and piloting of socio-economic model for durable solution in transforming Bangsamoro communities into productive economic areas with BDA and UNFAO as key partners in the implementation.