Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

Launch of Expanded SURE Aid Program

Author: DA Communications Group | 3 September 2019

Secretary William D. Dar and Landbank President Cecilia C. Borromeo handed over P15,000-worth of check to farmer-beneficiaries in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija to officially launch of the Expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance Program for Rice Farmers (SURE Aid) in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija on September 2, 2019.

The program is a joint initiative of the Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Credit and Policy Council (DA-ACPC) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) benefitting an initial of more than 1,000 rice farmers in Nueva Ecija. It is one the measures of DA in partnership with LandBank to help farmers recover from the impact of the low palay prices.

The DA-ACPC will provide LandBank with the validated list of qualified farmers under the SURE Aid program. (Photos by Gian Carlo Luague)