1,000 indigent families in Bukidnon receive rice, cash aid from Act Agri-Kaagapay Org.

May 20, 2024 People's Journal 77 views

AT least 1,000 indigent families and farmers were provided with rice and financial assistance during the oath-taking ceremony and launch of the Rice Distribution program of Act Agri-Kaagapay Organization in Bukidnon on May 18. .

The rice distribution and financial assistance was initiated by Act Agri-Kaagapay founder and president Virginia Ledesma Rodriguez and Valencia City, Bukidnon, Mayor Azucena Huervas to create a program to give poor and vulnerable families with sacks of rice and cash as start up for livelihood projects.

The event was attended by known political leaders in Bukidnon and witnessed by thousands of residents of Valencia City, Bukidnon.

In her speech during the event, Rodriguez said she would also sponsor various seminars on how to produce organic fertilizers in Valencia City to increase the farmers harvest on all agricultural products by utilizing organic materials which can be produce right in their own backyards.

“With the continuous development of modern agriculture, the role of organic fertilizers in agricultural production is becoming more and more important. Agricultural products grown with organic fertilizers have good taste and can effectively maintain the unique nutrition and flavor of fruits and vegetables, and also play a pivotal role in the protection and improvement of the soil environment. Therefore, it is necessary for us to apply and understand organic fertilizers,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez, author of the book “Leave Nobody Hungry,” is an advocate of organic fertilizers in the country to help farmers produce more harvest by using cheap and safe fertilizers compared to chemical fertilizers which can cause health problems such as cancer.

“We will strive to find a way to help ease the lives of our countrymen amid the rising prices of rice and other basic goods,” Rodriguez said.

She said Act Agr-Kaagapay would prioritize cities in the Visayas and Mindanao and inn Luzon where there is insufficient supply of affordable high-quality rice.

Meanwhile, Mayor Huervas joined the a coalition party with President Marcos in a partnership with the aim and desire for genuine unity, strength, and continued positive change.