DA provides support to Vinta-affected Zamboanga del Sur
The Department of Agriculture has turned over farm interventions to help Typhoon farmers in Zamboanga del Sur recover from the damage Typhoon Vinta recently brought about.
In a Facebook post, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said the agency turned over seeds, farm inputs, insurance payments and a commitment of a P35 million production loan facility to farmers residing in the seven towns in the Salug Valley Area of Zamboanga del Sur.
The Agricultural Credit Policy Council is also set to return Jan. 15 to conduct a seminar to orient farmers on how to avail of the loan provided by the agency through rural banks.
Farmers organizations also expressed interest in availing of the equipment loan through which groups will be provided loans to purchase farm machineries and equipment at 2% interest every year payable in eight years.