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For their second day in Isabela City, representatives from Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA) led by MINDA Investment Promotion Division chief Helen de Castro, the team, which also includes DMO Sylvestre Sales and DMO Jean Paul Tolentino, toured, April 13, the various farms in Barangay Lumbang and UWARBMPC in Barangay Menzi.
Assisted by Local Economic Development and Investments Promotions chief Jaime Juanito Rivera and agricultural technologists from the City Agriculture Office, the group went to Samaka Farm, Estrelita Farm, and Nihafat7 Farm Resort where varieties of lettuce and other salad mainstays are locally cultivated.
In anticipation of the inaugural Isabela City Agriculture Summit, representatives from Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA) are presently in Isabela City to dialog with agri-entrepreneurs and visit model farming communities.
The visit is part of the activities in preparation of the forthcoming Isabela City Agriculture Summit. As designed by City Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, the summit is envisioned to gather relevant stakeholders to lay out the blueprint of revitalizing and re-energizing the critical role of agriculture as a pillar of local economic growth for the city. (Words by M. Guerrero/Photos by KJ Evardo, CIO)