Palawan farmers receive P95.8-M worth of farm machineries from DA

Palawan farmers receive P95.8-M worth of farm machineries from DA

By Glen S. Ramos

PUERTO Princesa City, Palawan – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has turned-over a total of 92 units of farm machinery to 39 Farmer Cooperatives and Irrigators Associations of the province amounting to P95.8 million under the Rice Competitive Enhancement Fund (RCEF) mechanization component.

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The ceremony was held at the Narra Municipal Gymnasium yesterday, January 18, 2022,The machinery under RCEF included a four-wheel tractor, hand tractor, floating tiller, PTO drove disc plow/harrow, walk-behind transplanter, riding type transplanter, rice combine harvester, rice thresher, flatbed dryer, recirculating dryer, and multi-stage rice mill.

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According to the DA, the farm machinery will reduce the cost of production of rice and reduce post-harvest losses.Farm mechanization is one of the four components of the RCEF which is created out of the RA11203 or Rice Tariffication Law. (ai/mtvn)

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