Free coffee, fruit seedlings given to Aritao farmers

ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya, June 28 –The Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) of this town on Wednesday distributed free coffee and fruit seedlings in various villages to boost income of farmers.

Municipal agriculturist Denia M. Fragata said the distribution of free seedlings was part of the ongoing agri-trade fair in the celebration of 100 years anniversary of the town.

Fragata said the 22 villages of this town had received 100 coffee seedlings, 100 guyabano seedlings, and 100 Sweet Tamarind seedlings.

She said the distribution was part of the municipal government’s productivity enhancement program for high value crops in the province.

The MAO also distributed this week 100,000 free tilapia fingerlings to 100 farmers and this will continue until the end of the year.

Fragata said the fingerlings distribution aimed to help supplement the income of the recipient-farmers income of this town. SCDilan/