Farm inputs worth P60M given away in North Cotabato town
The Department of Agriculture has recently distributed P60 million worth of farm interventions and commitments to the local government of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol led the turnover ceremony, which was one of the highlights of the “Tapatan: Gobyerno at Mamamayan”, a face-to-face dialogue with over 2,000 farmers, fishers, and agricultural stakeholders.
During the event, Piñol handed over two units of four-wheel drive tractors worth more than P5.25 million and directed DA-12 Regional Executive Director Milagros Casis to fast track the delivery of the additional 18 units worth P22.68 million to all the barangays of Pigcawayan.
The distribution was made as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s objectives to improve the lives of the farmers and make sure that each and every Filipino has food on their table.
To address the irrigation needs of Pigcawayan and enable farmers to plant rice twice a year with an average yield of four metric tons per hectare per harvest, Piñol also committed a P5.6 million worth of Solar-Powered Irrigation System (SPIS) to the town.