Rice farmers start availing of Rice Financial Assistance

Tens of thousands of rice farmers have availed of the PhP5,000 unconditional cash assistance pledged by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. with many more expected to withdraw their share of the PhP12-billion Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) Program ahead of the New Year celebrations. As of December 27, 2023, a total 44,719 farmers tilling two hectares continue reading : Rice farmers start availing of Rice Financial Assistance

RCEF finances distribution of 2 million bags of seed ahead of El Niño

THE Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program has financed the distribution of about two million bags of seed, including early-maturing varieties, in anticipation of the El Niño dry spell. PhilRice said the early-maturing varieties were tapped to help farmers harvest before any El Niño-induced droughts intensify. “Early-maturing continue reading : RCEF finances distribution of 2 million bags of seed ahead of El Niño

Mechanization program to increase rice production in Antique

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The PHP54 million worth of farm machinery turned over to farmers’ associations in Antique by the Department of Agriculture (DA) could increase the province’s rice production. Nicolasito Calawag, head of the Antique Office of the Provincial Agriculture, said the farm equipment provided under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Mechanization continue reading : Mechanization program to increase rice production in Antique

Rice farmers in Lanao del Norte receive P19.7M cash aid from DA

MORE than 3,900 rice farmers in Lanao del Norte received P19.7 million cash aid from the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Northern Mindanao as part of the agency’s third distribution of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers’ Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) Program for the year 2022. According to DA-Northern Mindanao, each of the 3,940 eligible rice farmers in continue reading : Rice farmers in Lanao del Norte receive P19.7M cash aid from DA

71K farmers in W. Visayas get certified seeds for wet season

ILOILO CITY –The Department of Agriculture (DA) has already distributed 168,013 bags of inbred certified seeds under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program benefiting 70,903 palay farmer-beneficiaries in Western Visayas in time for the 2023 wet season. Rojen F. Austria, the RCEF focal person in Western Visayas, said that 430,197 bags of seeds have continue reading : 71K farmers in W. Visayas get certified seeds for wet season

Dagdag kaalaman, inihatid sa Samar at Biliran

Upang mas mapalawak ang kaalaman sa pagpapalayan ng mga ka-Palay sa Catbalogan City, Samar at Naval, Biliran, nagpamahagi tayo ng mga libreng babasahin tungkol sa Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), Sistemang PalayCheck, at pag-aabono sa ginanap na isinagawang Seed Distribution Kick-off Ceremony and Technical Briefing sa nasabing probinsya. Binusog din natin sila sa kaalaman sa continue reading : Dagdag kaalaman, inihatid sa Samar at Biliran

DA gives inbred rice seeds to Pampanga, Bulacan farmers

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) has started the distribution of certified inbred seeds to farmers in this province and Bulacan. Dr. Flordeliza Bordey, director of the RCEF Program Management Office at DA-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) RCEF Program Management Office, said on Tuesday continue reading : DA gives inbred rice seeds to Pampanga, Bulacan farmers