DA sets first ‘Makina Saka’ Machineries and Equipment Derby
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has set the stage for a machineries and equipment derby event to be held this month — a first for the Philippines, the Agriculture chief said.
“The first “Makina Saka” Machineries and Equipment Derby is the first attempt of the Agriculture Department to ferret out fly-by-night equipment and machineries suppliers who bribe officials of the DA so they could sell their equipment,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
The event which will display machineries and equipment to be operated by farmers and fisher folks will be held on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 7 to 8, in Jaro, Iloilo City.
The event will help farmers and fisher folks select which equipment works best for them.