Mati City Mayor Michelle N. Rabat has received P3 million cheque from the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the modern urban agriculture facility projects in three barangays in the city.
DA Region 11 representative Merriel Aglibot handed over the cheque to the mayor on Tuesday, June 8, intended for the modernized urban agriculture facilities like greenhouse with hydroponics.
The three identified barangay recipients are Central, Badas and Dahican which will receive P1 million each under the P15 million High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) Bayanihan 2 grant of DA-11 for modern urban agriculture facility projects in Davao Region’s component cities.
Rommel Avance of the Mati City Agriculture Office said that aside from the P3 million cheque, DA 11 also gave Mati additional P4.5 million to be used for the purchase of four hauling trucks.
The hauling trucks will have 10 tons capacity in order to help the vegetable farmers in the Farmer’s Market Bagsakan Center, also known as Lapagan, he said.