PIA Press Release
Monday, November 22, 2010
DA, OCA launches 9th Brgy Bagsakan in ZamboangaBy: Jocelyn P. Alvarez
Zamboanga City- to help alleviate living conditions of Zamboanga’s local farmers and fisherfolks, the Department of Agriculture and Office of the City Agriculturist recently launched another “Barangay Bagsakan Center” (BBC) which is expected to provide farmers and fisherfolks with necessary marketplace for their produce .
The Bagsakan Center is the 9th in the city and the 41st in the region. The BBC which was launched at Southcom Village is serving at least three barangays (Calarian, San Roque and Malagutay) in the East Coast of the city.
The BBC will not only benefit its cooperative members and the local fisherfolks and farmers residing in the area, but the residents of the said three barangays it is serving as well, as the establishment of a BBC in their area can save the local consumers transportation cost and assure them of fresh and affordable agri-fishery products.
Barangay Bagsakan is a barangay –based food depot and distribution system offering affordable, safe and quality food products by directly linking farmers and fisherfolks to the consumers. (JPA/ PIA)