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Argao town gets water tank, agri projects

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Argao town in Cebu is getting much-needed agricultural projects such as a cement tank for impounding water, thanks to the Cebu Provincial Agriculture Office.

The P450,000 facility was one of three agriculture projects worth P1.3 million, recently turned over by Gov. Hilario Davide III to Alambijud and Anajao barangays.

Provincial Agriculturist Roldan Saragena said the impounding tank can store up to 12,500 liters of water and can irrigate around 50 hectares of land.

Inaugurated as well were (http://www.cebu.gov.ph/news/capitol-equips-argao-town-agri-projects/):
– a farmers’ trading post in Barangay Anajao valued at P500,000
– a P350,000 greenhouse unit in a demo organic farming field for vegetables in Alambijud

Saragena said the trading post project is in response to Davide’s order to ensure that farmers will have a decent place where they can display their harvests.

“Considering the role of farmers in our food security programs, it is but fitting, as instructed by the governor, to treat them with dignity by providing a facility like this (trading post),” he said.

Meanwhile, the provincial government also distributed farm inputs, including seedlings and a power sprayer.

Davide also graced the graduation rites of 42 farmers of Alambijud who completed an 18-week training in organic farming.