South Korea donates agriculture infra projects
Several agricultural infrastructures were built as a donation by the South Korean government to help boost farmers’ incomes.
South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Lee Sang-hwa led the completion ceremony of nine greenhouses and one postharvest building in Siniloan, Laguna, last week.
They were part of the project called “Pilot Village Project through the Establishment of Protective Cultivation and Postharvest Management of Vegetables in the Philippines” by the Korea Partnership for Innovation of Agriculture, an innovative official development assistance program of the Rural Development Administration, which is part of South Korea’s international outreach programs.
The project is expected to bring more stable income to farmers and encourage the youth to engage in farming as well.
Lee said that “elevating the farmers’ living standards is key” to the Philippines’ quest “to become an upper middle-income country.”
Aside from Siniloan, other pilot village projects are also being done in Lucban, Quezon and Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija.