Farm machineries producers compete in actual field tests
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that over 1,000 farmer-leaders from different parts of the country recently witnessed a unique competition involving farm machineries and equipment companies who fielded their products in actual farm tests.
This was during the Makina Saka farm machineries and equipment derby held for the 5th year in Iloilo City.
The Derby or competition in performance of tractors, rice transplanters, harvesters and others is aimed at giving the farmers and agriculture officials the basis for the selection of the equipment to be procured.
This program is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy that the procurement of government equipment and machineries should just be based on “Lowest Bidder” but mainly on the quality of the product.
Piñol said through the competition, the government can make sure that farmers will only use farm machineries and equipment derby of best quality.