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Distribution of Agri Assistance and Projects in Ilocandia

Author: DA Communications Group | 1 March 2020

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar led the distribution of various agri-fishery interventions and assistance amounting to a total of P642.72 million (M) in Region 1.

“Today marks a historic event. Part of the award that we will be giving today is the P9.9M of the P99M cash assistance under the Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) Program to benefit 19,927 farmers from Batac, Dingras, San Nicolas, Sarrat, Paoay, and Piddig,” Dar said.

RFFA provided each rice farmer tilling half to two hectares of farmland P5,000 in cash.

Another P163.97M under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund was awarded under the seeds, mechanization, extension and credit components. This is on top of the P379M provided by the DA-Regional Field Office and bureau and attached agencies of Ilocos. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)