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Regional directors, representatives of the government agencies, and some private stakeholders together with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and other officials witness the inauguration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga’s new Science and Technology Center, as well as the groundbreaking of its Metrology Laboratory at the Caraga State University (CSU) Campus, Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City headed by Regional Director Lyndo Villacorta. (PIA-Caraga)

PIA Press Release
Sunday, January 08, 2012

DA-Caraga intensifies “Gulayan sa Paaralan” project

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 8 (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA)-Caraga Region strengthened the “Gulayan sa Paaralan” (Vegetable in School) program in all public elementary and high schools in the region.

DA-Caraga Regional Information Officer Rebecca Atega said aside from providing the schools with different varieties of vegetable seeds, series of activities were conducted last month as an advocacy to the project.

Atega added election of officers were also conducted in every school to strengthen and sustain the activities being conducted in line with the project.

Further, the regional information officer of the agriculture department in the region emphasized that teachers and parents are also involved in the activities as they guide the pupils and students in planting and taking care of the vegetables.

Prior to this, Atega said the parents together with the teachers and students are encouraged to participate seminars and trainings on how to

With this development, Atega said the DA will continue to distribute varieties of vegetable seeds to schools to ensure sustainability of the program.

“Atong padayonon ang pagpang-apud-apod sa mga liso sa gulay sa mga eskuwelahan, ingon man usab ang mga tools and equipment sa gardening aron pagagamiton sa mga bata… ug duna pud kita’y pagabuhaton nga pagbansay-bansay kanila,” Atega said.

(We will continue to distribute vegetable seeds to schools and we will also provide them with tools and equipment on gardening for use by the schoolchildren… we will also conduct trainings for them.)

The official also said the program will not only teach the schoolchildren how to plant and take care of vegetables but more importantly, they will be informed of the values of agriculture.

The Gulayan sa Paaralan is a project initiated by the Department of Education (DepEd) and DA during the previous administration in support of the government’s hunger mitigation and poverty alleviation efforts. (PIA-Caraga)

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