The Municipality of
Guinayangan is extending its seedling assistance called
"Gintong Butil para sa Kinabukasan". This will allow farmers to avail
high breed seedlings for a minimum fee, in order to breed locally and gain high yields
from their produce. A farmer only needs to declare its total land area to
be cultivated, so that the necessary volume of seeds can be given.
Aside from palay, the
municipal government through its Municipal
Agriculture Office is providing free corn and
vegetable seeds. The municipality aims
to be self-sufficient not only on rice but also
with other agricultural products.
The Office of the Municipal
Agriculturist also provide technical assistance
for livestock production. Included and
funded annually for its development programs are
dispersal of cattle, swine and chicken inclusive
of their vaccinations.
Also a free seminar on organic farming is being conducted per Barangay in order to
educate farmers on the said topic. This includes hands on demonstration and
a series of workshop. Organically produced agricultural products are very in-demand
now a days because of continued health awareness of people. This could also be
a more profitable venture a farmer could go into.
Other local trainings and
information dissemination include improved
technology in crops, livestocks and fishery production.
Coconut and its by-products is still the most popular agricultural product here. Aside from
rice, banana, corn, root crops, legumes and fruits, majority of sales
from the different barangays in
the municipality comes from coconut. It has been the bread and butter of the
majority of our agricultural producers.
Rice is the 2nd major agricultural product in the
municipality. Guinayangan aims to be
self-sufficient in rice within the next 10 years.
As such, development programs are being
formulated to achieve such goal.