DA distributes rice equipment in Caraga
The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Caraga has recently turned over 110 units of mechanical rice transplanters to 110 farmers association and cooperatives from the different provinces in the region.
With a total worth of P30.4 million, the machineries were distributed just in time for the year’s first cropping season.
“DA responds to the call of our rice farmers to make their farming more productive and less laborious by granting them with modern farm facilities,” DA said.
“Mechanizing our rice farms will help reduce cost thereby increasing farmers’ income. Research asserts that farm machines can cut labor expenses, which eats up the highest production cost in rice farming,” it added.