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RCEF Program Steering Committee Meeting (Apr 1, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 1 April 2022

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting on April 1, 2022. He asked the rice mechanization, seed distribution, skills development, and credit components to present and discuss the convergence map of all RCEF interventions.

During the meeting, the group also discussed the RCEF Impact Monitoring System, upgrading of agri-farm machineries, midterm evaluation of the impacts of the RTL, and the 2022 implementation of the RCEF-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA).

The PSC is composed of representatives from concerned government agencies including the DA, National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Finance, Land Bank of the Philippines, Development Bank of the Philippines, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, among others.

Key officials of the DA-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), DA-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), and the DA-Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) were also present during the meeting. (Photo by Ardy Tompong, DA-AFID)