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Distribution of DA Agricultural Assistance and Launching of SURE Aid in Cagayan

Author: DA Communications Group | 11 November 2019

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar led the distribution of various agricultural assistance and projects to the provincial government of Cagayan on November 9, 2019. Joining him were Cagayan Governor Manuel N. Mamba, Region 2 Regional Executive Director Narciso A. Edillo, and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) President Cecilia Borromeo.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the LBP turned over Php15,000 cash card, under the Expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance Program for Rice Farmers (SURE Aid), to 803 farmer-beneficiaries from the municipalities of Piat, Tuao, Amulung, Iguig, Solana, Alcala, Enrile, and Peñablanca.

Dar said there is Php30-million allocation on SURE Aid for Cagayan. This will benefit 2,000 farmers in the province tilling one hectare and below. He added that soon farmers’ who are tilling more than two hectares, who are most-affected of the falling prices of palay, will receive Php5000 cash assistance.

The province of Cagayan also received Php321 million-worth of hybrid seeds (Php195M for rice and Php126 M for corn) and Php187 million-worth of agricultural machineries, irrigation facilities, and infrastructures. (Photos by Rita dela Cruz, DA-Communications Group)