DA-PhilMech grants various agri machines to Bulacan

DA-PhilMech grants various agri machines to Bulacan

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – A total of 44 farmer cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in this province have received agricultural machines that could help boost their productivity.

The move is under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) mechanization program of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PhilMech).

DA-Philmech Deputy Director Don David Julian, together with Governor Daniel Fernando led the distribution of the farm machines in a simple turnover at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium here on Tuesday.

The beneficiaries received 26 four-wheel tractors, 18 rice combined harvesters, five hand tractors, three riding-type transplanters, two rice reapers, two rich threshers, and a disc plow/harrow.
“Patuloy po tayong nakikipagtulungan sa Department of Agriculture at sa iba’t ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan para sa tuluy-tuloy na pag-asenso ng agrikultura sa ating lalawigan tungo sa masaganang kinabukasan ng magsasaka at ng lalawigan (We are continuously coordinating with the Department of Agriculture and other government agencies for the continuous development of the agriculture in our province towards bountiful future of farmers and the province),” Fernando said during the event.

He said the distributed units will be a big help to the farmers to increase their production, income and improve the quality of their outputs.

He also said the construction of the Farmers Training Center located at the capitol compound is ongoing to continuously enhance the skills of Bulakenyo farmers. (PNA)

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