SAN QUINTIN, Abra – The local government unit dispersed 700 heads of cattle and farm inputs to farmers to maximize their yield.
The cattle were dispersed to farmers in the six barangays of the municipality. The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG) also distributed 600 water pumps and 1,500 fertilizers to the beneficiaries.
These interventions were funded by the LGU from its share under Republic Act 7171, or the law promoting the development of farmers in the Virginia tobacco producing provinces.
“Agriculture is one of the priorities of the LGU through the initiative of our mayor since the municipality is one of the towns in the province with the biggest agricultural lands,” San Quintin Municipal Agriculturist Carina Garces said.
Garcia said the LGU ensured no farmer-beneficiary is left behind.
The LGU also distributed various seedlings to the farmer-beneficiaries, which can be an alternative source of harvest.
Garces said the OMAG also distributed 3,000 grafted mango seedlings; 3,000 rambutan; 2,000 calamansi; and 2,000 guyabano seedlings. She said they will continue assisting armers of the town to help them recover from the effects of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that recently hit the province. – Christian Allister Tubadeza