ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya (PIA) - -The establishment of an Onion Cold Storage Facility (OCSF) is expected to help and bring more profit to onion farmers in this town.
Mayor Remelina Peros-Galam said the DA in Cagayan Valley through its High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) had allocated P19 million for the proposed OCSF for the Federation of Aritao Farmers Onion, Garlic and Ginger Growers Association (FAFOGGA) which will also provide the project site that can accommodate 10,000 bags.
She praised and thanked the DA as the project will bring sustained benefits for the farmers in the municipality.
“The OCSF will enable our farmers to store and preserve the quality of our onion, ginger and garlic products that they can sell at higher prices when the time comes, thereby bringing more profits for their family,” Peros-Galam said.
She assured her administration’s full support to the programs of DA for the benefit of farmers in the municipality, known as the onion capital of the province where a yearly festival known as "Panagsisibuyas" is celebrated.
Carol Albay, HVCDP Regional coordinator said documents are now being prepared for the project in preparation for the Information Caravan cum Onion Field Day to be undertaken next year. (MDCT/BME/PIA Nueva Vizcaya)