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Farmers’ Forum and Distribution of DA Projects in Iloilo

Author: DA Communications Group | 24 September 2019

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the distribution of P135.4 million worth of farm machineries to rice and corn farmers on September 24, 2019 in Iloilo.

Under the DA-6 Rice and Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program, the farmers received 27 units of hand tractor, 20 units of rice thresher, 20 units of pump and engine, 1 unit of corn sheller, 2 units of transplanter walk behind, 1 unit of ride-on transplanter, 4 units of floating tiller, 4 units of mini four-wheel tractor, and 2 units of mobile dryer.

Also, a total of P675,000 financial assistance was distributed under the Expanded Survival And Recovery Assistance program (SURE Aid) of the Agricultural Credit Policy Council, while the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) awarded P147 M in insurance coverage. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)