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Awarding of RCEF Mechanization Assistance (September 8, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 8 September 2020
On September 8, Department Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar and DA Region 11 Director Ricardo Oñate, Jr. awarded a total of P53.4M-worth of farm machineries and equipment to 23 farmers’ cooperatives and associations from Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, and Davao Oriental as part of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) mechanization component assistance.
RCEF, which has annual funding of P10-billion, aims to improve quality and increase the production of rice, as well as prevent postharvest losses thereby increasing yield and income of farmers all throughout the Philippines.
Thirteen municipalities from the four Davao provinces received the RCEF mechanization assistance composed of 13 four-wheel tractors, 23 hand tractors, 12 transplanters, 1 precision seeder, 32 floating tillers, 1 reaper, and 13 combine harvesters. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)