By Joey Fresnido
The Department of Agriculture (DA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), and the local government of Ivisan turned over post-harvest equipment to local fisherfolk at the covered gym recently.
Ivisan is known to be a producer of quality dried aquatic goods.
“Ang aton dried fish diri sa Pilipinas are the best. The DA is pushing for food security that is why we need to improve the capabilities of our fisherfolk from processing to handling, to packaging and marketing practices sang aton mga mangingisda kag mangin malimpyo ang facility sang aton mga manug-uga para ma increase ang fish quality kag ang fish value,” DA Assistant Secretary for the Visayas Hansel Didulo said.
The project components came into two packages. Package one included four solar dryers and 20 fish tubs for fish processors, while package two included 20 units of digital weighing scales and 20 impulse heat sealers for dried fish vendors.
The source of the fund is from a special budget allocated to the Office of the DA’s Assistant Secretary for the Visayas by BFAR.*