Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

MOA Signing on Urban Agriculture (Feb 16, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 16 February 2022

Agriculture Secretary William Dar signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Urban Farmers Sustainability Concepts Organization Inc., the Urban Greens, and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction on February 16, 2022.

The agreement aims to scale up the implementation of the Urban and Peri Urban Agriculture Program in the country. It also encourages sustainable crop production, through the establishment of more community gardens; and pushes for safe, available, accessible, and affordable foods to households and communities.

DA, together with the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) will provide starter kits, which include seeds of common vegetables suited in the area, soil, and Polyethylene bags, as well as technical assistance and urban agriculture module for the individual or household beneficiary and establishment. (Photo by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)