Agricultural Tramline System

Marketing of produce is one of the problems of farmers in the rural areas especially those in the hilly and mountainous areas of the region. There are also places in the region that are hard to reach as they are separated by rivers, ravines and with no roads. It is a common sight in these areas farmers carrying the products on their back by foot, others are using a sled being pulled by a carabao, horse or cow and for those crossing rivers they use bamboo rafts in transporting their products.

Farm-to-Market Roads

Republic Act No.8435 otherwise known as the “Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act of 1997 AFMA” mandated the construction and upgrading of farm-to-market roads (FMR) as one of the priority infrastructure intervention with significant impact in increasing agricultural productivity and reducing losses by Filipino farmers.