45 farmer-coops get agri supplies, equipment from Bangsamoro gov’t

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The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government has extended tools, supplies, and equipment to 45 farmers’ cooperatives and five associations in the region.

“This to help the farmers boost their productivity and profit,” to boost their productivity and profit,” Mohammad Asnur Pendatun, livelihood unit head of BARMM’s Project TABANG (Tulong Alay sa Bangsamorong Nangangailangan), said Thursday.

Project Tabang, which functions under the office of BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim, seeks to improve the economic activities of the region’s constituency, including farmers.

Pendatun said the supplies and equipment were distributed to farmer-recipients in Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte from Jan. 10–12, while those in the provinces of Maguindanao del Sur and del Norte received theirs on Jan. 5–6.

The farmer coops are based in the towns of Butig, Piagapo, Masiu, Ganassi, Mulondo, Malabang, Madaya, and Bubong in Lanao del Sur province; and in Upi, Datu Blah Sinsuat, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Mamasapano, Datu Paglas, Shariff Saydona, Datu Abdullah Sangki, Shariff Aguak, Pagalungan and General Salipada K. Pendatun in Maguindanao province.

Among the distributed supplies were rice, corn, vegetable seeds, knapsack sprayer, herbicide, pesticide, fungicide, foliar, fertilizers, farming boots, hats, and plow.

The distribution was made under the Project TABANG livelihood program, dubbed Oplan Bangsamoro Rapid Assistance (OBRA), which prioritizes helping farmers, fisher folks, and other vulnerable sectors in the region who have suffered the brunt of the two-year pandemic. (PNA)


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