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PIA Press Release
2010/03/25

Tribal community avails of farm-to-market road from CIDP

by Rebecca R. Atega

Butuan City (25 March) -- A two kilometer farm to market road amounting to almost P3M from the DA's Caraga Integrated Development Program (CIDP) which extends from Bangonay, Jabonga Agusan del Norte to a remote barangay of Tagbuaya in the said municipality has been availed by the tribal community of the place composed of Mamanwas.

The said farm to Market Road was realized through the efforts of the LGU of Jabonga headed by the Hon. Mayor Glicerio Monton and DA-RFU-13 in a counter parting scheme which aim at alleviating the present plight of the marginal tribal farmersin bringing their produce to the market at the right time.

With an influence area of around 1,500 hectares and benefiting around 500 households, farmers can now focused their production to rice, banana, coconut, and vegetables because there is already a sure way of transporting their products to the nearest market.

The road has helped a lot as it entails lesser hauling cost in part of the farmers. It has also made the lives of the tribal folks a lot more convenient because of the good road to traverse with.

Children can now go to school on time and without hassels, not like before that they have to drip their feet in mud just to reach the place.

"Sa una, amo rang pas-anon ang among mga baligya aron makaabot didto sa merkado, o dili ba kaha hinuon amo kining balsahon para makaabot lang didto. Apan karon, duna nay mosulod nga mga sakyanan kay maayo na man ang kalsada ug barato na usab ang among plitehan". Nagkanayon si Elisa Subanon, usa ka lumulopyo sa maong lugar. ("Before we used to carry our products in our backs or used carabao sleds to bring it to the nearest market, but now, we have transport our products with lesser cost"). CIDP really fosters lives rekindles hopes. (DA-RFU13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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