Davao City — Farmers and NGOs gathered together to solidify their ranks during the 12th Regional Assembly of MASIPAG in Mindanao last December 18-19. With the theme “Palig-onon, palapdon ug isulong ang MASIPAG sa Mindanao! (Fortify, consolidate and advance MASIPAG in Mindanao!)” Farmers from indigenous communities, many of them women, from 48 farmers’ organizations and four NGOs affirmed their commitment in pushing for the empowerment of small-scale farmers through sustainable agriculture.
The assembly was attended by regular, associate, NGOs and scientists members and elected the new set of the Regional Project Management Team (RPMT). The new set of RPMT are Marlinda Inda from Bukidnon, Anita Pandian from Davao City, Reynaldo Anora from davao del Norte, Marlon Recidoro from South Cotabato, Casilda Galagala of RECAP and Anita Morales of METSA Foundation. They were sworn into office by Carlito Seguiro, MASIPAG chairperson.#