Thursday May, 28 2020 12:45:33 PM

AGRICULTURE

P608-M inilaan ng DA 12 para sa food production projects sa gitna ng COVID-19 crisis

KORONADAL CITY - Nais ng Department of Agriculture 12 na matugunan kaagad ang epekto ng COVID-19 pandemic lalong lalo na sa supply ng pagkain kaya naglaan ito ng mahigit P608 million pesos para sa food production sa rehiyon.

Ito ay ayon kay DA 12 Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen.

Sinabi ni Mangelen para mapataas pa ang produksyon ng mga magsasaka ni-realign ng DA 12 ang pondo sa iba nilang mga proyekto. Paliwanag ni Mangelen, kailangan nila itong gawin para tumugma sa sitwasyon ngayon.

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DAR provides livelihood aid to women farmers in SK

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -- The Department of Agrarian Reform in Sultan Kudarat recently distributed livelihood support to selected rural women Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB) under the ARBold Project of the agency in order to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in the household.

Livelihood starter kits amounting to P75,000 were extended to 5 women farmers from the municipality of Columbio, which included the provision of 3 healthy, live goats per woman ARB with each goat costing P5,000.

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360 SK upland farmers get palay seeds

The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 (DA 12) distributed upland rice seeds to farmers in three towns of the province of Sultan Kudarat (SK).

The DA’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program started the turn-over on May 19 in Senator Ninoy Aquino, on May 20 in Palimbang and today in Bagumbayan.

Each municipality has 120 farmer-beneficiaries who each received two bags of upland rice seeds. In summary, the DA-SAAD was able to distribute 720 bags to 360 farmer-beneficiaries.

The seeds cost PhP2.1-million.

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DAR-SK distributes food packs to farmers amid COVID-19 pandemic

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Sultan Kudarat kicked-off the distribution of supplemental food packs and non-food items worth 500 pesos per pack, to some 6,370 selected Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) province-wide, with a simultaneous event in the municipalities of Isulan, Lutayan and Kalamansig, covering 250, 200 and 9 ARBs, respectively.

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RED Mangelen installs new RAFC 12 chair

The new Regional Agriculture and Fishery Council (RAFC) 12 chairman officially took the helm on May 15, 2020 after Department of Agriculture 12 Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen turned-over the key of responsibility to him.

In front of DA 12 employees and his fellow AFC chairmen all over the region, Eduardo Castin accepted the pivotal role of a regional farmer-leader who will help the DA in securing collaboration with farmers in policy making and project monitoring.

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DAR-SK provides P306K worth of aid to farmers amid COVID-19 pandemic

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat - Through the issuance of Quarantine Accreditation Passes (QAPs) to farmer groups in Sultan Kudarat, the Department of Agrarian Reform provided marketing assistance to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries' Organizations (ARBOs) by linking them to micro and small enterprises and buyers, thereby securing food sustainability in and around the province.

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GenSan farmers, fishers receive P21-M aid from LGU, DA

The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 (DA 12) has teamed up with the city local government of General Santos in delivering agriculture and fishery assistance to thousands of farmers and fisherfolk.

On Thursday (May 7), DA 12 and GenSan City LGU distributed more than PhP21-million worth of agri-fishery aid intended to assist farmers and fishers continue their farming and fishing activities amid the imposition of general community quarantine in the city.

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DA-12 to distribute free seeds, fertilizers to rice farmers

KORONADAL CITY - After the series of briefings about the Rice Resiliency Program (RRP) in Region 12, the Department of Agriculture (DA) will distribute palay seeds and fertilizers for free to rice farmers.

Arlan Mangelen, DA 12 regional executive director, said that the regional office has started Tuesday the RRP orientation in the province of North Cotabato. “We gathered our local government units through its municipal/city agriculturists to inform them about this because they will perform a crucial function in the implementation of this program,” he added.

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To cushion impact of COVID-19 lock down, Sarangani farmers' group gives members rice, cash gift

MALUNGON, Sarangani - The Upper Biangan Farmers Association (UBFA) here joined the bandwagon of helping the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic that affect every Filipino, especially members of agrarian reform beneficiaries associations.

Officials and members of Upper Biangan Farmers Association (UBFA) in Malungon, Sarangani have provided rice and cash incentives to its members comprising Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) and Non-ARBs.

A total of 295 kilos of rice amounting to P10,800 were distributed to the 59 association members.

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Region 12 farmers earn P1.5-M from DA's Kadiwa program

KORONADAL CITY - Individual farmers, farmer cooperatives as well as micro, small and medium entrepreneurs that joined the roll-out of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) KADIWA ni Ani at Kita on Wheels in Region 12 have generated more than PhP1.5-million after the three-location mobile sale.

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