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RCEF-RFFA Launching in South Cotabato (Nov. 16, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 16 November 2021

The Department of Agriculture (DA) continues its nationwide roll-out of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) Program. 

Agriculture Secretary William Dar launched the program in Tantangan, South Cotabato on November 16, 2021, to provide unconditional cash assistance amounting to P5,000 for rice farmers tilling two hectares and below. With a total amount of P65.07 million, 13,014 rice farmers in the South Cotabato Province will benefit from the RCEF-RFFA. 

In the pilot town of Tantangan, there will be 1,123 beneficiaries who will receive a total of P5.615 million. Local officials including Tantangan Mayor Benjamin Figuerroa, Governor Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr., and 2nd District Representative Ferdinand Hernandez expressed their support to the DA and the agriculture and fisheries sector.

The event was also attended by DA Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel De Mesa, Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Reyes, Regional Director Dennis Arpia. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, 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