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PGIN-SDC distribute agri inputs — helps Ilokano farmers in crop rehab

by PGIN-CMO

Jul. 14, 2020 ...

Continuing its mandate to assist local farmers, the Sustainable Development Center (SDC) of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) distributed several agricultural inputs and equipment to mango, rice, vegetable, and other high-value crops growers in the province last July 10, at Brgy. San Andres, Laoag City.

A total of 2,500 bags of organic fertilizers, 2,000 bags of calcium sulfate, 700 bags of calcium nitrate, and 930 liters of insecticide were given to mango growers, through their respective local government units and organizations.

"Ang mga ibabahagi natin ngayon ay para sa rehabilitation ng mahigit 8,300 na puno ng mangga dito sa probinsiya. Ibibigay na natin ang mga agri inputs para magamit na nila ito bilang paghahanda sa pamumulaklak ng mga puno, higit na dalawa hanggang tatlong buwan mula ngayon," SDC Officer Mr. Edwin Cariño explained.

Aside from mango growers, rice, vegetable, and other high value crops growers also received a total of 25 units of gasoline-fed water pump engine from a private donor.

"Ang PGIN na ang nag-provide ng mga materyal para sa mga growers natin. Malaking kaluwagan sa kanilang gastusin ang mga agri inputs na ito at makatutulong rin sa productivity ng kanilang mga tanim. Higit sa lahat, libre ang mga ito para sa kanila," Mr. Cariño reiterated.

At present, SDC is also assisting to Ilokano farmers through the creation of small farm reservoirs in the province to further improve the quality of their crops, alongside with the distribution of vegetable seeds, fertilizers, and necessary equipment which will be held finally, through the Capitol Express program of the Provincial Government.