Nueva Vizcaya gets farm incentive from DA

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct. 15 (PIA) - The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently gave fund incentive to this province due to its stable production of organic vegetables.

The farm materials incentive worth P241,350 was awarded to Nueva Vizcaya by DA Secretary William Dar during the recent 3rd quarter Regional Management Meeting in San Mateo, Isabela.

Virgilio Dela Cruz, Provincial Agriculturist said the incentive are farming materials such as rolls of UV treated PE film plastic, insect nets, plastic mulch and seedling trays.

"This was given in support of the production of organic vegetables in the province. This will help our vegetable farmers to produce more products," he said.

Dela Cruz also said the DA also gave Bayombong the Life Giving Center for Integral Evangelization Award worth P261,650.00.

 He also bared that the DA also encouraged local government units to support the Rice Resiliency Project 2 (RRP 2) under the “Bayanihan To Recover As One Act” – RA 11494.

RRP 2 is a project under the Plant, Plant, Plant Program aims to increase local rice production and enhance food security and to sustain the gains of RRP 1 and to achieve at least 5% increase in the production growth at the provincial level for the dry season cropping.

Dela Cruz said the DA will give incentives to PLGUs that can substantially increase production above the base level targeted under the project.

Incentives shall be in the form of projects such as machineries, drying facilities, rice processing center and warehouses.

"To receive incentives, the PLGU must reach at least 8 percent increase in the production of rice in their respective provincial boundaries for the 2020-2021 dry season," Dela Cruz added.#(MDCT/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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