DA flows in P513-M support to Bukidnon farmers

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MALAYBALAY CITY (25 February 2021/BukidnonNews.Net) The Department of Agriculture turned over P513 million worth of support projects to Bukidnon farmers.

Agirculture Sec. William D. Dar, who led DA officials in formal rites on February 12 at the Kaamulan Folk Arts Theater here, handed agriculture-related livelihood projects worth P197.10 million to Gov. Jose M. R. Zuburi Jr.    

As part of the P197.10 million, the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) distributed P150.19 million worth of agri machinery under the mechanization component of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

Sec. Dar also turned over P315.2 million worth infrastructure development projects composed of five unit multi-purpose drying pavements with shed, solar powered irrigation system, warehouse and 20.41 km. farm to market road.

The DA cited that the projects will benefit 1,145 farmer associations and cooperatives in the province.  (Mel B. Madera/Correspondent)

Photo courtesy of DA.gov.ph

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