An environmental scanning for the municipalities of Claveria, Sta. Praxedes, Abulug and Pamplona was conducted.

DA RED Edillo gives his inputs

According to DA RFO Cagayan Valley Regional Executive Director and RCI-SRD Chairperson Narciso A. Edillo, it is now time for the concerned national agencies and local government units to complement their resources and expertise for the realization of the approved Convergence Area Development Plan (CADP) of the Agro-Forestry Abundance and Productivity Using Integrated Technologies thru Barangay Based Agricultural Ventures and Advancement (AGAPIT-BAVA).

As discussed, each municipal LGU shall identify two (2) champion commodities and an area for the establishment of a hub that serves as their operation center. The said municipalities shall serve as the Rural Transformation Centers (RTC) that will support the central hub to be established in Cagayan State University (CSU), Sanchez Mira, Cagayan.

In her recorded inspirational message, Congresswoman Samantha Louise Vargas Alfonso of the second district of Cagayan thanked all the participating agencies and LGUs for their attendance and support for the realization of convergence initiatives.

The young legislator assured the full support of her office and willingness to help create opportunities for the farmers and fisherfolks through their resources. ###