The Department of Agriculture Central Office in coordination with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries- Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao conducted Validation and Monitoring of Organic Agriculture Trading Post (OTP) located at Manungkaling, Mamasapano Maguindanao on May 7, 2018.
According to Regional Organic Focal Person Mr. Akmad A. Abdullah, the monitoring teams were Mr. Adelberto B. Baniqued of National Organic Agriculture Board (NOAB) and Mr. Gio Renzo Caballero of National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP) all from the Department of Agriculture Central Office, assisted by the Organic agriculture staff of DAF-ARMM.
The project was implemented in 2014 with a total funding of P1.3 million awarded to Al- Rahman Multi Purpose Cooperative, under the supervision and guidance of Mamasapano Municipal Agriculture Officer Dr. Modrika Masukat . All the queries of the team were properly addressed by the officers and members regarding the operations & maintenance of the Trading Post Facilities & Equipment including their marketing.
Rahib Mamaluba, member of the cooperative suggested to the team that for them to be motivated to produce more organic fertilizer “sana DA will patronize our product” Mamaluba added (rafid-armm).