DAVAO DEL NORTE, Philippines — Premier property developer Damosa Land Inc. (DLI) launches mixed-use, agri-focused development, Agriya. Located in Panabo City, Davao Del Norte, 30 minutes away from Davao City, the agropolis is envisioned to be the first of its kind in Asia.
Poised to become the next prime agri-tourism address, it offers a rare opportunity for investors to own a piece of the country’s Food Basket. The agropolis is composed of a nine-hectare residential, 24-hectare commercial, nine-hectare agri tourism, and another nine-hectare institutional component, occupying 40-hectare of the property for its first phase.
Agriya is DLI’s latest township offering which aims to strengthen the region’s tourism growth. It exudes a unique design and masterplan, highlighting its various amenities and agro-tourism features. Championing sustainability through urban farming, the township has in-house agriculturalists that aim to educate its residents on backyard farming and showcase the region’s wealth in products such as banana, high-value crops, and aquaculture.
“The Philippines agricultural sector has taken a backseat among all the industries that we have despite our wealth in resources. Armed with our strong presence in agriculture, we endeavored to reverse the whole trend through leveraging the country’s robust growth in tourism.” says DLI Head Cary Floirendo-Lagdameo.
Predicated on agriculture, Agriya’s theme park Naturetainment equips tourists a real and first hand take on agriculture, stimulating a sense of adventure and ingraining to children its importance.
“Agriya is the first mixed-use property development for Damosa Land that boasts Davao’s richness in agriculture. As we anchor this project with tourism, we aim to strengthen our position as a developer that innovates the real estate sector through our heritage and technology, and enhancing the lives of the community” adds Lagdameo.
Agriya is also set to have the country’s premiere agricultural institution, the University of the Philippines – Professional School for Agriculture and Environment (UP-PSAE). Around 31,900 sqm of land area is donated by DLI to the university to be constructed within the property, offering agricultural courses to potential students and granting them lucrative professions in the future.
DLI hopes to retain talents in Mindanao with the upcoming institution as this will be a good opportunity for students to thrive in a sector that the Philippines is rich in.
With 177 detached houses, working crop and aquaculture farms, and a theme park, DLI aims to boost Davao’s growing tourism and establish Panabo City’s agricultural wealth, fostering a culture of residents and tourists thriving in agriculture.