Author: DA-AFID | 14 July 2023
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban and DOJ Undersecretary Raul Vasquez for the Reformation Initiative for Sustainable Environment for Food Security or the DA-DOJ RISE Project.
The project, which will be launched at the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) penal colony in Iwahig, Puerto Princesa City, aims to utilize BuCor’s idle lands for agricultural production to support the government’s campaign to boost the country’s food sufficiency levels. It will also engage the PDLs in farm work to reform and prepare them for reintegration into society.
It will initially cover at least 500 hectares of BuCor’s land in Iwahig, and will be jointly implemented by the BuCor and the DA-Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), DA-High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), and the DA-National Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Program (NUPAP). ### (photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)