Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) distributed vegetable seeds to the residents of Carrascal to ease the difficulties in food supply during the quarantine. The initiative was in support of “Gulayan sa Panimalay” a project of the Department of Agriculture.
The vegetable seeds encouraged families to grow their own greens, save on food expenses during the pandemic, while enjoying a steady supply of fresh produce from their own backyard. Having a garden not only supplemented the daily food requirement, it also helped nurture family ties since every member can take part in growing all kinds of vegetables.
MMDC continues to give support and assistance to its host communities. Aside from supporting their home gardens, the Company aims to develop the local economy by help communities start their own businesses. Organizations were given seed capital for income generating projects. Rice seed were also given to farmers so that they can yield more crops .
“The members of the communities are our partners. We support their livelihood, because their growth and developmentinspires us to work harder in order to fulfill our goals,”explained Senior Vice President and Officer-In-Charge Rolando Santos.
Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation operates a nickel mine the municipalities of Cantillan and Carrascal in Surigao del Sur. PR