Department of Agriculture XII Regional Executive Director Milagros Casis lauded the city local government of Koronadal led by City Mayor Atty. Eliordo Ogena for putting premium attention to the city's agrifishery sector.

"We are very glad to hear from Mayor Ogena that the city LGU allocated P20-M for this year to further develop the city's agriculture sector," she said elucidating that by providing bigger budget in the sector means more farmers and fisherfolk will be given agricultural interventions such as production inputs, farm and fishery facilities, among others.

Director Casis also expressed her gratitude to the strong partnership of the DA and the city LGU through its City Agriculture Office in ensuring that Koronadal farmers access various interventions from the national government such as loan assistance, farm machines and livelihood projects.

Agriculture Undersecretary Zamzamin Ampatuan also showed-off his support in the activity who represented Secretary Dr. William Dar in the festival opening yesterday.

To add joys to the festivity, the agency turned-over and committed different agri aids such as rice and corn seeds, goat and farm tools to the participants who came from the city's 27 barangays