PH: 10,000 vegetable seedlings provided to Caloocan City residents

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) has delivered some 10,000 seedlings of vegetables to the Caloocan City government to help residents address food self-sufficiency amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

DENR-NCR’s Production Forest Management Section chief Arturo Calderon supervised the delivery of the seedlings to the city government last Oct. 28.

A total of 10,200 seedlings - composed of lettuce, tomato, and pechay - were provided to Caloocan City, which they can grow and redistribute to their constituents.

DENR-NCR Regional Executive Director Jacqueline Caancan expressed the regional office’s commitment to helping all 17 LGUs of Metro Manila in its pursuit of food security.

According to her, this is the main reason why DENR-NCR entered into an agreement early this year with the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) of the Department of Agriculture (DA). 

Read more at Manila Bulletin (Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz)


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