SAMAR PROVINCE – A total number of eighty-five (85) farmers’ associations from the Province of Samar received farm equipment and machineries. These were turned over to them by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) – Samar through the Municipal Local Government Units (MLGUs) last February 6-8, 2019.
The inputs given were the 76 hand tractors and 50 irrigation pumps as a component of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program on Rice Production Enhancement Project donated to the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) of Samar, last 2016.
The said interventions are intended to help the farmer-partners in their rice farming activity. It is also a way of introducing farm mechanization to the area, to help boost the productivity and increase the income of the farmers.
Upon distribution, the farmers were first oriented about the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) wherein it was emphasized in there that the association/s shall formulate a policy on the proper utilization of the equipment and machineries.
The recipients also vowed to share the use of the Common Service Facilities (CSFs) to other farmers in their neighboring areas and maintain their good condition. ###
Writer: Michael F. Dabuet, SAAD RPMSO 8, Information Officer
Editor: Jennifer Valcobero, SAAD NPMO PR & Communications Officer