Butuan City - In an effort to boost corn industry in Caraga region, the Department of Agriculture turned-over another village type corn postharvest processing center in Brgy. Tiniwisan, Butuan City last January 15, 2013.
Gracing the occasion was Regional Technical Director for Operations Edgardo Dahino of DA Regional Field Unit 13, Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr., Tiniwisan Brgy. Captain Demetrio Tabelon, members and officers of Saint Gabriel Multi-purpose Cooperative (SGMPC) as recipient and other officials and barangay residents.
Mayor Amante said that the project is a big help towards realization on their vision to make Butuan a sustainable city particularly in terms of agriculture.
“Kini nga proyekto dakong tabang aron matuman ang among mga tinguha nga ang Butuan mahimong sentro sa agrikultura sa Mindanao (This project is a big help in realizing our dream to make Butuan the center of agriculture in Mindanao), Amante added.
The said village type corn postharvest processing center is the second project turned-over by DA Caraga as grant to the recipient worth almost three million pesos.
First was turned-over last year in Brgy. Malicato, Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte. The counterpart of the recipient is the lot and building where the project is situated.
DA 13 Engineering Division Chief Engr. Rene Morales said that the village type corn postharvest processing center with ten metric tons capacity has two stages namely; on cob drying and corn grain drying.
Aside from drying facilities also included in the grant package are corn mill and its related accessories.
Brgy. Captain Tabelon said that with the equipments, farmers on his area and its neighboring areas could have quality corn and could demand higher price from would be buyers.
Soon the same project is in the pipe line for implementation and to be situated in Bunawan and Talacogon in Agusan del Sur and another one in Brgy. Pinanaan, Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte. (Aurell P. Arais/RAFID DA CARAGA)