DA grants capital assistance to Bagsakan centers in Camarines Norte
Daet, Camarines Norte (17 May) -- The National Food Authority (NFA) provincial office and Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) here has distributed some 120 bags of rice to the three barangay food terminals or'bagsakan' centers in three towns of the province.
Dr. Helen Abordo, Camarines Norte provincial agriculturist, disclosed that each barangay terminal has received as grant of 40 bags of rice amounting to P50,000 funded by the Department of Agriculture (DA).
Abordo said that identified food terminals in the province include Barangays Canapawan, Labo; Batobalani, Paracale and Pambuhan, Mercedes.
Respective barangay councils will manage and sell the allotment of 40 bags of rice and the sales will become their capital for the next purchases of rice.
She explained that'bagsakan' center serve as venue for selling of agricultural and marine products, among others of locals.
It can be recalled that the'bagsakan' centers were provided recently each with a freezer, weighing scale, grinder and crates as their equipments for the selling of their products.
PAO, on the other hand, is tasked to monitor the operations of the center, furthermore, has urged local producers and suppliers to trade their yields or products at the centers. (RBManlangit, PIA CamNorte) [top]