The Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office IX (DA-RFO 9) has turned over P4.6-million worth of farm machinery to the farmers in Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur.
DA 9 Regional Executive Director Rad Donn L. Cedeño said one unit combine harvester, one unit recirculating dryer, and one unit multi-purpose drying pavement were given to Lower Tiparak Tambulig Irrigators Association, Inc. under the DA’s Rice Program Friday, July 3.
The group has 228 members servicing a field area of 308.28 hectares.
Cedeño commended the considerable amount of effort from all farmers and the fisherfolk who continuously produce rice especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our region has enough rice supply, rice importation is not necessary,” he said.
Present during the turnover ceremony held in Tambulig were Zamboanga Sur 1st District Rep. Divina Grace C. Yu, Municipal Mayor Charlotte D. Panal, Sangguniang Bayan Member David Doong Sr., RAFC9 Chairman Leonardo P. Caparida, and Municipal Agriculturist Anecita B. Gealon. #