TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, Jul. 1 (PIA)–The Department of Agriculture (DA) completed the delivery, June 28, of P200 million worth of farm machinery and production assistance, including a P40 million easy access credit fund, as promised by President Rodrigo Duterte in the aftermath of Typhoon Vinta which ravaged Northern Mindanao in December 2017.
DA Region X Director Carlene Collado said the last batch of farm implements turned over to Lanao del Norte Governor Imelda Q. Dimaporo during the 60th Founding Anniversary of the province completed the presidential commitment.
DA started delivering the interventions right after the president visited Lanao del Norte in December 2017.
The interventions included livestock, seeds and production support.
The procurement of the farm implements had to go through the process of bidding which usually takes a long process and the equipment had to be delivered in batches.
On Friday, tractors, transplanters and mini-rice mills were delivered by DA including a Solar Powered Irrigation System in Lala town.
The DA Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) also increased the allocation for the Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) for Lanao del Norte farmers and fishermen from P4 million to P40 million. (DA10/PIA10)