DAVAO CITY (PNA) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) XI on Wednesday designated two directors for farmers and fisherfolk in the Davao region as part of the celebration of farmers’ and fisherfolk month.
Acting DA-XI director Engr. Ricardo Oñate, Jr. designated Engr. Armando Angsinco as director for farmers while Randy Briones for the fisherfolk.
Angsinco vowed to strengthen the role of Agriculture and Fisheries Councils (AFC) in the various municipalities and provinces.
“Strengthening the AFCs will help in the progress of agriculture and fisheries sector in their respective communities. We will see to it that DA interventions will reach far-flung areas so they will be able to feel the presence of the government,” Angsinco said.
On the other hand, Briones assured that he will conduct activities that will highlight the conservation, protection, and sustainable management of coastal areas in Region XI.
Oñate asked the new “directors” to help the farmers and fisherfolk in improving their livelihood.
For this farmer and fisherfolk month celebration, Oñate urged officials from DA and its attached agencies to continue paying tribute to the country’s farmers and fisherfolk, and at the same time provide them assistance in order to attain food sufficiency and security in the country.