PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Prov’l agri introduces “oh my gulay” programby Oliver Baccay
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Jan. 25, (PIA) -- The provincial agriculture office of Cagayan has enhanced its backyard gardening program as it introduces “Oh my gulay” (OMG) which strictly monitors beneficiaries to ensure that the vegetables they produce will be used for their consumption.
Dr. Mildred Abella, provincial agriculturist, said they have started distributing seeds of different vegetables to some identified marginalized households in the province as part of the provincial government’s effort to provide food to poor Cagayano families.
She said the program is a segue to the "gulayan sa likod bahay" program implemented in the previous years but the scheme is enhanced as they strictly monitor each beneficiary to ensure that the seeds are planted and utilized.
The seeds distributed include eggplant, ampalaya, pechay, radish, okra, squash, kangkong, pepper, tomato, spinach, and the like. (TCB/OTB/PIA-2)