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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

DA, PLGU to expand agri dev’t in Lanao del Norte

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte (PIA) — The Department of Agriculture in Region 10 (DA-10), led by OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado audience with Lanao del Norte Governor Imelda Q. Dimaporo on Monday, May 11, to discuss ways forward in the implementation of priority agricultural projects in the province. 

During the meeting,  Collado presented various agricultural interventions implemented and lined up for implementation in the province under DA’s banner programs. 

These include the distribution of P34.8-million Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) to 6,970 rice farmers in the province; distribution of 61,588 bags fertilizers, 16,681 bags inbred rice seeds and 3,629 bags hybrid rice seeds subsidy through DA’s Rice Resiliency Program; and distribution of assorted vegetable seeds for the province’s home gardening campaign; turnover of P5.1-M worth of farm machineries to the LGU of Munai under SAAD program; and turnover of four Unit Incubator to LGU Tubod, Lanao del Norte Agricultural College (LNAC) in Sultan Naga Dimaporo, and Tago Ranao Farmers Association under the Livestock Program.  

Issues and concerns raised by the Governor were noted and underscored by DA-10 for appropriate actions by the agency. 

Collado also disclosed that DA-10 will be prioritizing Lanao Norte’s hinterland LGUs in its future agricultural plans and programs, as part of the agency’s inclusive and expansive agricultural development agenda. (DA-10)