DA-PAMANA implements P168.5M worth FMR projects in Caraga
By MJ Gumapac & Vanessa Sanchez
BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 30 (PIA) - The Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office 13 has released a total of P 168.5 Million that financed seven farm-to-market (FMR) projects in the region in 2013 under the PAMANA Program.
The PAMANA (Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan) is the program of the national government that extends development intervention to isolated, hard-to-reach and conflict affected communities, ensuring they are not left behind.
Municipalities covered are Remedios T. Rumualdes (RTR), Esperanza, Bunawan, La Paz, Madrid, Lanuza and Barobo with a total project length of 21.5 kilometers.
DA-13 PAMANA focal person Lynn Pareñas said that the DA plays a big role in food sufficiency and the construction of FMR in the identified areas will increase the speed of their production.
"FMR is very important to help farmers transfer their goods and products to the nearest outlet," Pareñas added.
At the recently conducted PAMANA Quarterly assessment, DA-OIC regional technical director for Research and Regulations Nicandro M. Navia said that PAMANA’s accomplishment boosted the over-all achievement of Da-13 for the 2nd quarter of the year. He then urged the participating LGU’s to keep close coordination with the DA for the successful implementation of the projects.
On the other hand, proponents of the projects that have yet to start its implementation were urged to fast track submission of necessary requirements to put the projects in place.
This year, DA will continue to implement P 323,175,000M worth of FMR projects approved under the PAMANA Program with corresponding seven projects. (DA-13/PIA-Caraga)