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“We Will Rice Program” MOU signing (June 20, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 20 June 2022

The Department of Agriculture (DA) led by Secretary William D. Dar, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to solidify the implementation of the “We Will Rice Program” among the Yovel East Research and Development, Inc. and the Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative Quezon 1 (YHMPCQ1).

Launched by Yovel East, “We Will Rice Program” follows the OneDA Reform Agenda’s major strategies on farm clustering, provision of farm machineries, and engagement of private institutions in agricultural endeavors.

The MOU stipulates that Yovel East will procure palay harvests of the YHMPCQ1, which is a beneficiary of the “We Will Rice Program,” to shield the farmers from the drastic drop of wet palay price. It will also look for institutional buyers for the procured rice and create a technology system to lower palay production costs.

YHMPCQ1 also received a Certificate of Award from the DA – Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), granting them a four-wheel tractor, a precision rice seeder, and a rice combine harvester as part of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund’s (RCEF) Mechanization component. ###



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