Rizal,Kalinga  farmers receive agri equipment to boost production


RIZAL, Kalinga, Feb. 18(PIA) - - The  Romualdez Farmers Association (RFA) of this municipality received  on February 17 farm equipments  and tools worth Php96,000.00   from  the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program to boost agricultural production this COVID-19 pandemic.
Turned over to RFA were 60 power sprayer units while 21 sets of garden tools were awarded to 21 member-beneficiaries who did not receive any tools during the distribution in 2020, to support their integrated lowland vegetables, fruit trees, and goat production project.

The awarding was participated by the Office of the Congressman, the municipal and barangay local government units.
Placido Alsiyang Jr. , who  represented  the Congressional District Office,  expressed Congressman Allen Jesse Mangaoang’s support to the SAAD program to help farmers cope up especially during this pandemic.

As the special program faces termination by 2022, the House Committee on Rural Development   is rallying  colleagues in Congress to support the passage of House Resolution No. 1421 seeking to extend the program for another six years from 2023 to 2028, he said.
In a related development, the Provincial COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force in a virtual meeting yesterday allowed the resumption of distribution of Land Bank of the Philippines cash cards to 2,565 farmers who did not receive yet their Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) from the Department of Agriculture   due to the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine.

RFFA-Land Bank cash cards will be distributed from February 18-26. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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