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Turnover Ceremony of the Japan Non-Project Aid Program (November 18, 2023)

Author: DA Press Office | 18 November 2023

The Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines, Kazuhiko Koshikawa turned over the grant to Agriculture Secretary Francisco “Sec Kiko” Tiu Laurel, SRA Administrator Pablo Luis Azcona, and representatives of beneficiaries from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) received 800 million yen (PhP300-million) worth of farm equipment for Filipino small sugarcane farmers, on Saturday/November 18.

The Department has played a significant role in the evaluation, approval, and monitoring of the progress of the project entitled Farm Mechanization Program for Small Sugarcane Landholders.

Laurel thanked the Japanese embassy official involved in actualizing the grant. ### (Photos by Jerem de Guzman/DA-RAFIS 6)