A total of P88 million worth of farm machineries and equipment were distributed by the Department of Agriculture to various farmers’ associations and cooperative members held at the Provincial Corn Processing Center, MIRAIC, Linamon, Lanao del Norte on November 15, 2019.

22 units 4WD Tractor (Kubota), 7 units Mechanical Direct Seeder-Riding Type, 26 units transplanter walk behind, 12 units Mobile Rice Mill and 25 units Rice Combine Harvester were turned-over to farmers’ associations led by Assistant Regional Director III, Carlota S. Madriaga, Provincial Agriculturist, Letecia Ditucalan and Committee Chairman on Agriculture, Board Member Renario Bihag.

The distribution of the machineries to the recipients helped the needs and issues of the farmer associations. The Department of Agriculture gave assurance that they will make an effort to address these concerns and to provide solutions to the concerns shared by the farmers.

These farm machineries are intended to assist the farmers make farming less difficult and a lot rewarding. These will also help them save time and efforts for they will no longer endure the traditional way of farming by using modernized farm machineries.

Under the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, these are now given as grant to eligible farmers’ association and cooperatives with collaboration of Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte who actively support and make an effort to raise the concerns of the recipients.

Meanwhile, farmers of association extended their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Governor Emelda ‘Angging’ Dimaporo, Department of Agriculture, and to the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte for making them as a recipient of such livelihood project. PIO-LDN