DA GRANTS BATAAN FARMERS A COFFEE PROCESSING FACILITY
The government sector continues to come up with projects aligned with the people’s health and livelihood.
BY LEAGUE MAGAZINE
The Department of Agriculture (DA) turned over a micro coffee processing facility to the New Hermosa Farmers Association in Barangay Mabiga, Municipality of Hermosa, Bataan on June 8.
The facility, worth almost a million pesos, was funded under the DA-Regional Field Office 3 (RFO 3) High-Value Crops Development Program.
The facility, along with other equipment provided, aims to help the farmers manufacture their locally-harvested coffee beans into quality coffee products.
Director Gerald Glenn Panganiban of the DA’s National High-Value Crops Development Program said that they always aim to make coffee farming sustainable and to make that happen, they will provide the appropriate technology that the farmers need.
DA-RFO 3 Chief Elma Mananes, Jr. graced the turnover ceremony and congratulated the farmers on the receipt of the facility. She hopes that this project will increase the income of the farmers. “This is what the Department of Agriculture has always aspired for for the farmers, for them to have an additional income to support their day-to-day needs,” she said.
Meanwhile, Hermosa Mayor Antonio Joseph Rivera Inton expressed his gratitude to DFA-HVCDP for the grant of the facility. In a Facebook post, he said that he supports this program that aims to boost coffee production in the city. It will also ease the burden on the farmers who used to travel to nearby areas to borrow equipment.
On behalf of everyone in the farmers association, Chairperson Godofredo Felipe thanked the DA for granting them the facility and promised to farm sustainably.