Bichara urges farmers to engage in commercial production

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Albay Governor Al Francis C. Bichara has prodded Albayano farmers to engage in commercial production in their continued agricultural production.

Bichara said the message during the Albay Family Based Food Production Program (AFBFPP) Awarding Ceremony held at Albay Astrodome.

The governor shared the accomplishments in agriculture sector in 1996, the beginning year of his first three undefeated terms as Governor of Albay.

Bichara initially had planned to put up the PGA-owned High-Value Commercial Crops Center (HVCCC) located along the Sabluyon Road near Mt. Mayon Park Road going to the 2700 high (ASL) Mayon Skyline Park and Tabaco City.

In the next four years, the High-Value Commercial Crops Center (HVCCC) began to be bountiful, harvested varied vegetables, making Albay as the “Bread Basket” of these vegetable products and root crops, which were commercially marketed to local farmers and businesses.

This was a similar idea Bichara explained in his message to at least five hundred Albay farmers who had attended the AFBFPP Awarding Ceremony, telling them the valuable benefits of commercial production.

He said that this would help them expand the selling areas to buyers not only in Luzon areas but could spread out to Visayas or Mindanao as well as Metro Manila.