As part of the National Cooperative Month Celebration, the Tacloban City Cooperatives Development and Livelihood Assistance Office (CCDLAO) and member cooperatives of the Tacloban City Cooperative Development Council (TCCDC) spearheaded a tree planting and nurturing activity on October 21.

Held at the Agriculture Office’s TACReh Hub Techno-Demo Farm in Brgy. 101 New Kawayan, the participants of the tree planting activity that started at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, planted almost 500 indigenous hardwood and fruit-bearing tree seedlings from the City Agriculture’s Office (CAO).

The 38 coop sectors composed of more than 500 members were grouped into five, each assigned to plant a certain kind of seedling, like the first group, which planted hardwood tree varieties such as Narra and Molave; the second group, berry; the third and fourth groups planted mango and calamansi trees; and the fifth group planted rambutan seedlings.

Aside from the seedlings, CAO also provided assistance during the layout and site preparation of the area to be planted. Among those who took part in the activity were City Agriculturist Romelo Anade and CCDLAO Head Ruena Mate.

This year’s coop month theme is “Cooperatives: Pioneering the Paths to Recovery Amidst the Modern Challenges of Climate Change and Food Security.” | Via HJ Roca /CIO with photos from J. Adornado /CCDLAO, N. Balagusa /TCAGRI