SAN JOSE, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO – Mr. Alex Ronquillo, (upper photo) Regional PRDP Focal Person – DA IV - MIMAROPA and Mr. Patrick Belisario (inset), PRDP VCA consultant give details on Planning Processes during the PRDP Stakeholders Consultative Meeting held at Sikatuna Beach Hotel on January 8, 2015. It was also on the said occasion where the Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP) was presented by Mr. Elmer Velacruz (lower photo) for possible comments, suggestions and recommendations.
A total of 69.61 kms proposed Farm-to-Market Road (FMRs) project linking to onion producing barangays amounting to P696.1 million distributed in four major onion producing municipalities; San Jose, Magsaysay, Rizal and Paluan. The province of Occidental Mindoro is one of the leading onion producers in the country. In fact in 2014 alone, the province produced 28,526.25 metric tons (Mt) of onion planted in 1,958.64 hectares.
During the workshop, the participants were grouped accordingly and tasked to identify possible priority government interventions needed for the project. The three groups unanimously identified and recommended the establishment of storage facilities (hanger and cold storage), small scale irrigation facilities, and market linkages. (DA MIMAROPA)