DA-WV, 3ID Army forge partnerships to boost farming at Camp Peralta

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The Department of Agriculture Western Visayas (DA-WV) partnered with the 3rd Infantry Division Army to promote high-value crops farming inside Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz. Through the High-Value Crops Development Program, DA-WV turned over assorted vegetable seeds, seedlings, garden tools, and pump and engine set to boost food security at the army base recently.

During the ceremony, DA-HVCDP Focal Person Jonifer Frades said, “Ikinagagalak ng DA na makatulonh sa mga sundalo na gaya ninyo na aktibo sa pagtatanim ng mga high value crops gaya ng cacao at kape.”

Frades also underscored that in support of the expansion of vegetable production areas in the region, the project would help the 3ID troopers produce their food inside the camp. The soldiers’ headquarter has enough areas to be planted with vegetables, coffee, cacao, and other fruit trees, said 3ID Asst. Commander, BGen. Noel Baluyan, PA.

“Nagpapasalamat kami kay Director Recoter sa suporta na kanyang binahagi sa ating kasundalohan,” BGen. Baluyan stated.

The Asst. Division Commander also expressed their interest in cultivating mushrooms to intensify their farming activities to develop food sufficiency in the community. “We will always seek assistance from DA. This is just the start of our partnership with DA, at marami pang tulong ang darating,” he added.

Aside from the ‘Pakbet’ vegetable seeds and farm tools, the troop also scheduled to receive a shredder machine upon its availability and included in the 2022 HVCDP budget proposal for the provision of a farm tractor. #MSSubang/DA-RAFIS 6