P2.1-M rice seeds given to farmers in 3 Sultan Kudarat towns


The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 (DA 12) has distributed upland rice seeds worth P2.1 million to farmers in three towns of the province of Sultan Kudarat.

The DA’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program completed the turnover of the seeds Thursday, May 21, which started two days ago, to the farmers in Senator Ninoy Aquino, Palimbang and Bagumbayan, said DA 12 Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen.

Each municipality has 120 farmer-beneficiaries who each received two bags of upland rice seeds.

In total, the DA-SAAD was able to distribute 720 bags to 360 farmer-beneficiaries, Mangelen said.

Mangelen said the seeds distribution is part of the agency’s commitment of providing production inputs to rice farmers to assist them in sustaining their farming activities.

“Though we are experiencing the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic, we never stop giving our farmers with seeds and other interventions for them to help us in ensuring that food production activities continue in different parts of the region,” he said.