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Government did not do enough to help farmers in drought-stricken provinces–R1

The lack of government action to mitigate the impact of El Niño made it more difficult for farmers in drought-stricken areas to recoup their losses, a non-governmental organization (NGO) said on Monday.

Rice Watch and Action Network (R1) said farmers made this complaint during a recent assembly of farmers and local government units (LGUs) in Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

“The interventions from the local and national government were delayed and not enough to cover for the losses we already incurred from the drought,” Joseph Tolentino, president of Koronadal City Integrated Climate Resilient Farmers Association, said.

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