Gardening, farming programs seen to boost food security in San Fernando
San Fernando City plans to continue its gardening and farming programs under the leadership of San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago to promote food security in the city.
The programs are also expected to open up livelihood opportunities for San Fernando residents affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, officials said.
On April 12, the City Agriculture and Veterinary Office (Cavo) and City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) launched “Tanim Mo, Pangkabuhayan Mo” program.
City officials turned over cassava plants to the beneficiaries of Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in Barangay Alasas.
Beneficiaries were members of the Local Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), out-of-school youth, solo parents, and other common folk.
According to City Agriculturist Cristina Sangumay, the program aims to assist and uplift the lives of SLP beneficiaries by helping them start their own cassava business.
“Nag-award tayo ng mga cassava na hinarvest natin dito sa mga bakanteng lote dahil gusto nating ipakita na ang cassava ay hindi masyadong nangangailangan ng marami at komplikadong cultural management,” she said.
“Basta’t naitanim natin ‘yan at nabigyan ng kaukulang pansin ay lalago at magsu-survive ito at napakagandang panimula po nito para sa kabuhayan ng ating mga benepisyaryo,” Sangumay added.
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