Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

RFFA Distribution and other DA Interventions in Bohol (Feb. 7, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 7 February 2022

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, together with Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap and other officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA), led the distribution of interventions to the province of Bohol, which has been badly beaten by Typhoon Odette on February 7, 2022 in Tagbilaran. The agri-fishery aid awarded to Bohol amounts to P2B in total.

One of the supports awarded was the Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) for the 52,819 farmer-beneficiaries totaling to P267.7 million (M). Under RFFA, every farmer tilling two hectares or less, will be receiving P5,000 in unconditional cash assistance.

While in Bohol, the agri chief distributed other assistance packages through the SURE Aid Loan and Agri-Negosyo Programs, both under the DA-Agricultural Credit Policy Council, Quick Response Fund, Swine Recovery Program, and assorted inputs to aid rehabilitation efforts in the province for different agricultural industries.

The Secretary also committed additional support including processing facilities for poultry, livestock, fishery, coconut, and other crops, to be lodged under the Philippine Rural Development Project. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)