COVID-19 pandemic surfaces most of the first semester of 2020. The Department of Agriculture (DA) launches the “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program and “Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Laban sa COVID-19” that aim to increase the level of food availability of the agricultural commodities specifically vegetables while facing the COVID-19 pandemic. With this, ATI Region 6 strengthens the said project through the implementation of “Atong Ugsaran”, which features edible container garden, square foot garden, vertical garden, culinary and medicinal herbs, open field garden, feednovation (fodder hydroponics) and ethnoveterinary garden, reproduction of duckweeds and azolla production (as animal feeds), among others.

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