Cotabato City farmer groups get agricultural aid


The Department of Agriculture Region XII has extended assistance to eight farmer associations in Cotabato City.

The city government said the aid was given under the DA’s “Ahon Lahat Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS)” program.

“This is to support the and in response to farmers’ needs for their recovery after Covid-19 affected their living,” it said.

The recipients include Sigay Ka Tamontaka 4 Farmers Association, Brgy. Diocolano Farmers Association, Kutawato Greenland Initiatives Incorporated, Al-SEF Farmers and Fishermen Workers Association, Tambo Farmers Association, MB Tamontaka Multi-purpose Cooperative, New Bubong Fisher folks and Farmer’s Association, and Timako Masagikel Community Organization.

The beneficiaries received poultry animals and feed components.

“For the farmers’ counterpart, they are required to monitor the poultry animals and provide a conducive location or area for them to grow,” the local government said.