LOOK: Department of Agriculture 12 Arlan Mangelen visited yesterday the five-hectare nursery in Barangay Poblacion, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.

Instead of being utilized for agricultural purposes, this area is now occupied by a number of informal settlers because the previous DA administration failed to properly address this matter.

During his visit, Director Mangelen said that he will find ways to recall the lands owned by the DA and will turn these as key food production areas.

"Gumagawa tayo ng paraan para ma-utilize natin ang lahat ng lupang pagmamay-ari ng DA," he emphasized.

The director was accompanied by City Agriculturist Marissa Aton and some of DA RFO 12 officials and employees.