- Written by Ramil T. Uy
The gloomy day of 10 February 2015, and the very rough road going to Barangay Abejao, Salcedo, Eastern Samar did not dampen the spirits of the beneficiacies and DOST VIII Regional Director, Engr. Edgardo M. Esperancilla and his party to conduct a ground breaking ceremonies for the establishment of one (1) unit of shade protected farming system for the production of high value crops of the community in the said barangay. The system that will be erected at Barangay Abejao is one of the two systems that will be erected in the municipality. The other system will be for Barangay Naparaan. There will be a total of 100 farmers that will benefit from the project at 50 farmer-beneficiaries for each barangay (Naparaan and Abejao). The design of the shade farming system with rain catchment system was made by the Eastern Samar State University - Salcedo Campus in coordination with the Visayas State University.