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Distribution of DA Assistance and Interventions in Palawan (Jan 29, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 29 January 2021

The agriculture and fishery scene in Palawan is expected to transform and level up with a total P1.2-billion (B) budget allocation for various programs and projects intended to improve production and increase income of local farmers in 2021.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar made the announcement during his visit in Puerto Princesa City, on January 29, where he distributed a total of P105-million worth of farm machinery under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

The mechanization support is on top of other assistance and interventions distributed to farmers and fishers of Puerto Princesa and nearby municipalities.

A total of 337 units of different farm machineries were awarded to 75 rice farmer cooperatives and associations in the 17 municipalities of Palawan.

Aside from the mechanized assistance, DA through its MIMAROPA regional office, awarded cash and food subsidy assistance, indemnity checks, and fertilizer e-vouchers to hundreds of farm-beneficiaries.

Financial assistance under the Kapital Access for Young Agripreneurs (KAYA) loan were also awarded to two young farmers — Ernest Bajaro and Reizan Rodriguez, of Puerto Princesa and Aborlan, respectively.

In addition, the regional Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources awarded 10 units of fiberglass reinforced plastic boats and 80 sets of bottom gillnets. Total interventions awarded amount to P287.2M. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)