Farmers in Bago City get financial aid under RCEF

BACOLOD CITY – Some 6,558 farmer-beneficiaries in Bago City, the top rice-producing local government unit in Negros Occidental, are eligible to receive financial assistance of PHP5,000 each under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) program of the Department of Agriculture (DA). They will receive a total cash aid of PHP32.79 million under the RCEF for continue reading : Farmers in Bago City get financial aid under RCEF

CERTIFIED SEEDS DISTRIBUTION. Certified seeds distributed to rice farmers in various cities and municipalities in Western Visayas in this photo taken in November 2023. As of Jan. 31, 2024, some 166,005 rice farmers in the region have received certified seeds for the 2024 dry season, the Philippine Rice Research Institute-Negros Station reported. (Photo courtesy of PhilRice-Negros Station)

Rice Farmers in W. Visayas get certified seeds for dry season

BACOLOD CITY – Some 166,005 rice farmers in Western Visayas have received certified seeds for the 2024 dry season, a report from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)-Negros Station on Thursday showed. The distribution of certified seeds, aimed to increase farm productivity and boost the income of farmers, is being implemented under the Rice Competitiveness continue reading : Rice Farmers in W. Visayas get certified seeds for dry season

FINANCIAL AID. Farmers in San Remigio town receive their Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance via payout on May 9, 2023. Sonie Guanco, DA-Antique Provincial Coordinating Office in-charge, said the 47,390 Antique farmers could benefit from the assistance following the payout starting Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2024) (Photo courtesy of San Remigio LGU)

Over 47K Antique farmers to get Cash Aid

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of Agriculture (DA) began on Wednesday the release of PHP236.95 million under the 2023 Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) to benefit 47,390 farmers in Antique. Sonie Guanco, Agriculture Program Coordinating head in Antique, said of the total target recipients, 26,397 belonging to the first continue reading : Over 47K Antique farmers to get Cash Aid

SUFFICIENT RICE. A rice field in Sibalom, Antique. Office of the Provincial Agriculture (OPA) chief Nicolasito Calawag said in an interview Tuesday (Dec. 12, 2023) that as of Nov. 30, the province of Antique was 159.33 percent sufficient in rice with a total of production of 248,334.28 metric tons. (PNA photo by Annabel Consuelo J. Petinglay)

Prov’l agri office says Antique 159.33% rice sufficient

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The province of Antique is 159.33 percent sufficient in rice. Office of the Provincial Agriculture (OPA) chief Nicolasito Calawag said in an interview Tuesday that as of Nov. 30, their office recorded a total production of 248,334.28 metric tons from the 61,420.48 hectares of rice farms throughout the province. continue reading : Prov’l agri office says Antique 159.33% rice sufficient

RICE SEEDS FOR NEGROS. Negros Occidental province was allocated 90,098 bags of seeds at 20 kilograms per bag under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Seed Program of the Department of Agriculture. Amounting to PHP68.4 million, the rice seeds will be delivered between October this year and February next year. (Photo courtesy of PIO Negros Occidental)

Negros Occidental farmers get Seeds from Gov’t

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental provincial government has received 90,098 bags of seeds under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Seed Program (RCEF) of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The ceremonial turn-over was held during the kick-off Thursday of the DA-Philippine Rice Institute (PhilRice) two-day Wet Season 2023 “Lakbay Palay” at the PhilRice-Negros Station in Barangay continue reading : Negros Occidental farmers get Seeds from Gov’t

Marcos orders DA : Help farmers from RCEF excess collections

President Marcos has ordered the Department of Agriculture (DA) to utilize the excess collections of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) to help rice farmers. Marcos directed DA officials to use the excess collection beyond the P10-billion requirement to provide drying, mechanization, and other equipment support to rice farmers to sustain their productivity. The President continue reading : Marcos orders DA : Help farmers from RCEF excess collections

Landbank provides P2.2B loans to over 13K rice farmers

State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) has so far given P2.2 billion in loans to rice farmers in a bid to boost the country’s rice production. Through its Expanded Rice Credit Assistance under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ERCA-RCEF), the bank said it has provided loans to a total of 13,701 rice farmers and continue reading : Landbank provides P2.2B loans to over 13K rice farmers