DA to award farmers who are outstanding loan borrowers
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC), will recognize farmers who were able to pay their loan on time.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the agency will give out the first ever “Gawad sa Paglingap sa Magsasaka at Mangingisda (Gawad Lingap)” awards to small farmer an fisherfolk borrowers who were able to fulfill their loan obligation under Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA).
“This is a great opportunity for DA-ACPC to express our gratitude to our program partners for their unwavering commitment and support in the implementation of the PLEA,” said ACPC Executive Director Jocelyn Alma R. Badiola.
“The success of PLEA would not have been possible without the strategic leadership and guidance of Secretary Piñol and the support and assistance of the whole DA family,” she added.
Coinciding with the recognition is the launching of the Pilipinas Agila Tires, the first farmer-owned motorcycle tires brand in the country.
The two events will happen side by side on April 26, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.
The Pilipinas Agila Tires is a product of the Philippine Rubber Farmers’ Cooperative (PRFC), which was organized by the DA two years ago as part of its program to elevate rubber farmers to the level of processors.
The cooperative also received a P10-million loan from ACPC to start its tire manufacturing business.