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Awarding of Kadiwa Financial Grant and Hauling Truck in Floridablanca, Pampanga (Mar. 21, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 21 March 2022

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the awarding of about P1-million financial grant and P1.325 million-worth four-wheel truck to the RiceUp Farmers, Inc. in Floridablanca, Pampanga on March 21, 2022.

The RiceUp Farmers Inc. facilitates the trading of farm produce directly from the farmers to the market under the Enhanced Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita program of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The initiative has helped almost 2,000 farmers in the municipalities of Floridablanca and Lubao.

Sila po ang sumasalo sa amin kapag bumaba ang presyo ng produkto namin. Maraming salamat po sa suporta ninyo para sa aming mga magsasaka at sana hindi po kayo magsawang tumulong,” one of the farmer-beneficiaries said during the program.

Secretary Dar, on the other hand, encouraged the farmers’ association and the local government units to continue their good work and be a consistent partner of the DA in helping farmers and fisherfolk be more competitive.

Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Reyes, Regional Director Crispulo Bautista, Guagua Rural Bank, Inc. SEVP Elizabeth Timbol, and Sakahon CEO Elaine Timbol were also present during the event. (Photo by Adones Buhayan, DA-AFID)