DOT Region 10 backs MisOr’s MOPADC
MISAMIS ORIENTAL- The
Department of Tourism Region 10 supports the launching of the Misamis Oriental
Provincial Agriculture Development Complex (MOPADC) which is anticipated as a potential
Agritourism site in the Province of Misamis Oriental.
MOPADC is a seven-hectare facility with a total of 12 greenhouses dedicated to the research and development of the coconut industry in the province. In his speech, Gov. Emano said "teach a man how to farm and you will feed that man for a lifetime" as he lays out the plans for the said facility which includes a research/admin building, training center, receiving and processing center for fruits and vegetable produce, coconut processing center, area for packaging and processing of products, seedling production, a nursery for fruit and vegetables, and Macapuno Embryo Facility.
The opening of this facility anticipates a potential Agritourism site that would attract more visitors and would provide more employment opportunities beneficial to the people of Claveria.
This agriculture facility is one of Misamis Oriental Governor Bambi Emano's initiatives in securing a long-term source of income for the local farmers in Misamis Oriental especially as agriculture plays a huge role in the goal to provide long-term livelihood to the farmers, most especially in the middle of this global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Cynthia A. Villar, gave her utmost support through an online Zoom Conference video.
Source: DOT 10