JOLO, Sulu – In a move to enhance the agri-fishery productivity and sustainability in the Bangsamoro region, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) organized mass distribution of fisheries inputs to fisherfolks in this province.
During the distribution, held on Nov. 14, the recipients were provided with essential resources, including Seaweed Farm Inputs (SFI) using the bottom staked method and floating monoline method, as well as nonmotorized boats, and boat engines.
Chief of Admin and Finance Wendy Reyes, who represented the MAFAR-Sulu Provincial Director Alfie Iribani, emphasized the importance of proper maintenance in ensuring the long-term use of the distributed inputs.
“Please do take good care of these inputs as the productivity and sustainability rely on the proper keeping and maintenance,” Reyes told the beneficiaries.
On the other hand, Chief of Fisheries Division Fardia Abduhasad detailed the specifics of the distribution and highlighted that the targeted beneficiaries were part of the larger fishing and seaweed farming community.
Abduhasad carried out the distribution of inputs along with the Municipal MAFAR Officers of each municipality.
Beneficiaries expressed their gratitude for the provision of the resources and acknowledged the privilege they felt in being selected as recipients.