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Distribution of Agricultural Assistance (February 3, 2024)

Author: DA-AFID | 4 February 2024

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. led the distribution of agricultural interventions among 12,141 rice farmers and nine farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in Mandili High School, Candaba, Pampanga on February 3.

A total of 3,680 Candabeño rice farmers tilling a maximum of two hectares received P5,000 each under the Rice Farmer Financial Assistance (RFFA) Program. Fertilizer Discount Vouchers worth P63.31 million were also bestowed to 8,461 farmer-beneficiaries throughout Candaba.

In addition, selected Candaba-based FCAs received 1,755 bags of certified inbred rice seeds, a P5-million warehouse with mechanical dryer, P5.5 million worth of interventions under the Integrated National Swine Production Initiatives for Recovery and Expansion (INSPIRE) Repopulation and Clustering Program, as well as agribusiness and marketing assistance. ### (photos by Joseph Henry Elamparo, DA-AFID/Jay Morales, DA-OSEC)