DA distributes agriculture interventions worth P52M in Leyte
The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently distributed agriculture-fishery interventions worth P52 million in the fifth district of Leyte, which is composed of the city of Baybay and municipalities of Abuyog, Bato, Hilangos, Hindang, Inopacan, Javier, Mahaplag, and Matalom.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol led the turnover ceremony attended by more than 500 farmers’ and fisherfolk, and city and municipal mayors.
According to DA, the interventions included 1 million cassava planting materials, 2,250 bags of hybrid corn (yellow), 40 bags fertilizers (organic, complete, Urea, Muriate of Potash), 13,734 doses of assorted drugs and biologics including mineral block, three units of screen house (to be established), one unit each of greenhouse and nursery (to be established), 90 kilograms assorted vegetable seeds, 10,000 pieces of abaca planting materials, three units of DD construction, and one unit of Small Water Impounding Project (for construction).
During the event, DA’s Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation also awarded 37 farmers with Indemnity Check worth P215 thousand.
The ceremony also served as a venue for the launching of the F/B Pagbabago, which was highlighted by the distribution of 50 units of 30-footer fiberglass boat, and a commitment for an additional 120 units that are still under construction.
Each boat, insured by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), will be used for livelihood and marine resource management activities.
On top of these, Piñol committed 50 units of twin-engine fiberglass boats for the district as well as a credit facility for the rehabilitation of the local abaca industry.