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RCEF-RFFA Distribution in Guagua, Pampanga (Nov. 8, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 8 November 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the distribution of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) in Guagua, Pampanga on November 8, 2021.

A total of 21,119 rice farmers in the Province of Pampanga will receive P107 million worth of cash assistance through RCEF-RFFA. Under the program, qualified rice farmers with landholdings of up to two hectares and enrolled in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) will receive unconditional cash assistance worth P5,000 through the Interventions Monitoring Card (IMC).

The Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon Regional Field Office (RFO) targets to distribute P901.643 million total cash assistance to 177,839 rice farmers in the entire region before the year ends.

DA partnered with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), and Squidpay Technology for the payment and distribution of cash grants to the farmers through the IMC, which can be used as an identification card and cash card. (Photo by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)

Matrix of Comments and Suggestions on the Proposed Department of Agriculture (DA) Memorandum Circular on Plant Breeding Innovations (PBIs)

The Department of Agriculture Technical Advisory Group on Modern Biotechnology and Related Innovations for Agriculture and Fisheries (TAG-MBI) hereby presents the matrix of response and actions taken in view of the comments and suggestions received during the conduct of virtual and written stakeholder consultations on September 23 and 30, 2021.

The matrix can be viewed and downloaded using this link: https://bit.ly/DA-memo-circular-on-PBIs-matrix-of-comments