Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary, Hon. Evelyn G. Lavina, led the turnover ceremony of the Edible Landscape Garden Project to the City Govt of Davao through the City Agriculturist Office (CAO) yesterday, December 19, 2016 at the Rooftop City Hall Annex Bldg., Pichon St., Davao City.
The said project is in response to Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte’s 10-point agenda on Agriculture to ensure food security for the people of Davao and vertical office development. City Administrator, Atty. Zuleika T. Lopez said in her acceptance speech that a farmer doesn’t need hectares of land for tilling to feed hungry stomachs for their families.
Highlighted in the 250-square meter roof top also is the Urban Container Garden (UCG) Demo Unit of Mr. Jojo Rom. He believes that Democratized Agriculture is when people have the freedom to eat what they grow and grow what they eat; it is growing without buying inputs and a philosophy of survival not a technology-showcase nor a business competition.
Several local City Officials also witnessed the said activity namely: City Agriculturist, Leo Brian D. Leuterio, City Administrator, Atty Zuleika T. Lopez, office of Councilor Marissa Abella, Atty Joseph Dominic S. Felizarta of City Engineer’s Office and Dr. Cerelyn Pinili of City Vet Office. DA XI- ARD for Operation, Mr. George Colaste and party was also present during the occasion. – RC Ursua/ CAO.