The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte spearheaded by Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo together with the 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo, genuinely welcome the Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Engr. Zamzamin Ampatuan at Villa Romana, Tubod. Engr. Ampatuan was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Florida Ampatuan along with Dir. Carlene Collado, DA Regional Director and Eng. Edgar Testa , the Head of DA-PhilMech Cluster A of Mindanao.
The meeting gave an opportunity for the Department of Agriculture to present several accomplishments and programs implemented to the province of Lanao del Norte for the year 2019 and 2020. The meeting served also as a good venue wherein they discussed interventions in cultivating farmlands for the National Food Authority (NFA) was also present during the meeting led by the NFA Regional Director, Mr. John Robert Hermano and Ms. Floreena Loraina, NFA Lanao del Norte Branch Manager.
The officials present on the meeting addressed numerous issues and concerns particularly in regards to the development of rice mills in the province and the situation of the farmers amid this pandemic. One important subject that was raised is concerning the distribution of dryers and other machineries which help the farmers to have easy harvest on their lands and aim to increase rice production. . These equipments need further maintenance and care, thus the key officials also include to their discussion the plan of establishing a conducive shed for the equipment.
On the other hand, Congressman Adbullah stressed the importance of utilizing the resources that we have to be able to generate products and income not just for the benefit of the farmers but also for all the people of the province.Through this we can support the needs of every individual while we are also sustaining the value of our domains. Furthermore, Governor Angging asked the assistance of the Department of Agriculture especially the support of Usec. Ampatuan in collectively empowering the agricultural aspects of Lanao del Norte making it more sustainable and resilient for the people. Usec. Ampatuan was very delighted to the warm welcome of Governor Angging and Congressman Abdullah. He was even more happy to hear the developments of the farmlands in the province. Hence, he assure the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte for his cooperation in their quest to fight against food shortage and poverty. Present also during the meeting were Engr. Abdulharis Paporo of the Provincial Operations Center and Ms. Letecia Ditucalan form the Provincial Agriculture Office. The Department of Agriculture and PhilMech will showcase their equipments and machineries at Lala Town Center on March 1,2021 to further introduce and appreciate the new practices and technologies for farming to the people of Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN