We continue to support and work with the Farmers Sector in our Partner-Barangays as part of our Farmers Rights Advocacy. A second Community Tree Planting spearheaded by the Farmers sector of Barangay Cabaluay was took place last June 10 at Sitio San Isidro Riverbank at Barangay Cabaluay.
300 Narra seedlings sponsored by Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) were planted in the riverbank area. This activity was supported and participated by the Barangay’s Chairperson, Hon. Mako Apolinario, together with his Barangay Officials and Council members, Cabaluay Farmers Association members headed by Pilar Benito, Cabaluay National High School students with their teachers, Verde Zamboanga Inc., ROOF and selected ZABIDA Staff.
The community tree planting is still a part of the Farmers and Fisher folks month celebration last May. This initiative empowered the farmer sector to spearhead the tree planting activity as their part in giving back to the blessings of the nature and one way for the Climate Change Mitigation.(Karel B. Mellanes/ZABIDA/Verde Zamboanga Inc.)