By Helen Castaño| 11:33 PM September 04, 2022
The Department of Agriculture (DA) and local officials led the groundbreaking for the P9-M farmers trading post (bagsakan center) in San Miguel town on Saturday, Sept. 3.
DA Assistant Secretary for Salvador Diputado said the bagsakan center aims to help farmers in marketing their produce as well as link them up to new markets, and as a result, boost their incomes.
He told farmers about the importance of good agricultural practices to ensure that products are “presko, gwapa, ug himsog.”
The new farmers trading center will also help avert losses from huge farm harvests which may spoil due to oversupply, such as the incident where tons of tomatoes in Kalayaan town simply rotted last year.
He also reiterated on the need of assisting farmers and asked those who will sell in the bagsakan center to make those prices lower than those sold in the local market.
San Miguel Mayor Ian Gil Mendez
expressed his appreciation for the said project since it will help uplift the lives of farmers.
The facility has an area of 576 square meters which the construction is expected to finish within six to eight months.
Governor Aris Aumentado said the provincial government of Bohol is always ready to assist in the development of San Miguel, especially on agriculture.
Six towns in the second district of Bohol received P10-M each for the establishment of their farmers trading post when he was then second district representative.