Under the agreement, PSFI provided the training to 190 farmers identified by the local government unit (LGU). Modules included in the training were soil fertility management, rice and corn production, vegetable production, and farm planning and management.
The partnership is one of the projects implemented by PSFI under the Angat Buhay programme of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) of the Republic of the Philippines. Angat Buhay is VP Leni Robredo’s programme to combat poverty in the country and was made possible by bridging LGUs to development partners of the OVP.
The MOA signing ceremony held at Naga City was hosted by VP Leni herself and was attended by officials from Tinambac LGU, PSFI, and OVP personnel. Tinambac LGU was led by Mayor Ruel Tuy, two municipal councillors, and other municipal officials.
Mayor Tuy mentioned that one of his priority programmes in the municipality is agriculture. He pledged that his administration will make sure that agriculture-related programmes implemented in their area will be continued for the benefit of their farmers. In addition, PSFI Executive Director Edgardo Veron Cruz emphasized PSFI’s vision of strengthening community systems and individuals for sustainable development.