LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Governor Ramon V. Guico III is set to ink a partnership with Bounty Cares Foundation, Inc. (BCFI) for the implementation of the Pangasinan Corporate Farming project, which is focused on sustainable corn industry development.
Made official through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to be signed by both parties, the BCFI, which is a non-stock and non-profit corporation, has expressed its intent to support the Pangasinan Corporate Farming Project launched by the present administration.
According to a resolution authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Nicholi Jan Louie Sison and approved in the regular session of the provincial board on December 4, agriculture is the primary industry of the Province of Pangasinan; hence, programs and projects that redound to the benefit of the farmers are of vital importance.
“The agriculture sector is important for inclusive growth, being a key driver of the province’s economy, particularly in the rural areas where farming families live.” Further, it stated that to achieve sustainable food production, it is imperative to continuously address pressing challenges and constraints that may impact the productivity, profitability, and welfare of farmers.
Under the pact, the BCFI will not only donate the organic fertilizer requirements of the farmer cooperators of Pangasinan Corporate Farming towards sustainable corn industry development but will likewise buy the produce of the corn farmers.
Corporate farming is one of the flagship programs of the Guico administration. It aims to transform the agriculture sector as a partner in Pangasinan’s food security.
The Provincial Corporate Farming Program is implemented to enhance food production and to make farming a profitable and sustainable economic enterprise in line with the national government’s food sufficiency thrust under the Masagana Program for Agriculture. (Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan Information and Media Relations Office)