Gov Dimaporo thanks DA-PhilMech for farm equipment to Lanao del Norte cooperatives


Lanao del Norte Governor Imelda “Angging” Dimaporo has extended her gratitude to the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) for their assistance to the farmers in the province.

Over 2,000 farmers are expected to benefit from the new types of machinery provided by the DA-PhilMech.

Funded under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), the DA-PhilMech recently turned over 34 agricultural machinery and equipment with an estimated total cost of P44.2 million to 19 Rice Farmers Cooperatives and Associations of Lanao del Norte.

Dimaporo assured the DA-PhilMech of the active participation of the local government units (LGUs) to continue delivering equitable and efficient service for all.

“Sometimes, we can’t avoid mismanagement and misunderstanding in an association. I hope you continue to cooperate and support each other to avoid letting your organization fall apart. These entrusted materials are not for personal use; it’s for your community, for every member. Take these machineries for your livelihood,” the governor told the cooperatives. #