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RCEF Mechanization Component Machinery Distribution in Pangasinan (Nov. 6, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 6 November 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) Director Baldwin Jallorina, and DA Ilocos Regional Field Office OIC-Director Nestor Domenden awarded P88-million worth of machinery in Lingayen and Binalonan on November 6, 2020.

The assistance will enable farmers in Pangasinan to start the mechanized land preparation, plant establishment, harvesting, threshing, and grain drying using the new farm machinery distributed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

Through the RCEF Mechanization Component, at least 64 farmer cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in five districts of Pangasinan received four-wheel drive tractors, precision seeders, combine harvesters, and mechanical dryers, among others to significantly increase yield and reduce postharvest losses. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)