DA releases P20M for Mayon vegetable farmers
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the Department of Agriculture (DA) has released P20 million to assist vegetable farmers that have been affected by the eruption of Mayon Volcano.
This was a few days after President Rodrigo Duterte committed P100 million for the agricultural rehabilitation of farms affected by the eruption of Mayon Volcano.
The allocation will come from the P1-billion Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) of the DA which is intended for immediate intervention in times of calamities.
As of now, one of the major issues raised by farmers to the government was the damage caused by the ash fall on rice and corn farms, vegetable gardens and other crops.