DA commits Php335-M for typhoon ‘Nina’-affected farmers

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has committed an initial Php335.05 million assistance for farmers affected by typhoon 'Nina'.

In a report, the DA said farmers in Bicol region will receive Php217.55 million of the total amount.

Repair of six irrigation facilities and 135 flatbed dryers will also be provided worth Php80.5 million.

In order to facilitate clearing and de-silting operations as well as land preparation and other farm activities, the DA will extend farm machineries costing Php50 million.

It will also provide certified and hybrid palay seeds, hybrid corn, urea fertilizer, assorted vegetable seeds, planting materials, restocking of animals, vaccination of animals and livestock, animal care, feed assistance, carabao and farm tools worth over Php87 million.

The DA also committed Php17.3 million support for typhoon-affected farmers in Mimaropa.

It is ready to provide palay, white corn and assorted vegetable seeds, lanzones and calamansi planting materials, and banana tissue culture costing Php10.45 million to farmers in Oriental Mindoro.

For Occidental Mindoro, certified palay seeds, OPV corn and hybrid corn seeds will be provided worth Php5.92 million.

DA will likewise extend Php925,000 production support such as certified palay seeds and OPV and hybrid corn seeds to farmers in Marinduque province.

It also committed Php2.2 million assistance for farmers in Mulanay, Quezon; Php28 million for fisherfolk in the province of Quezon; and Php70 million for affected farmers in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon).

Source: Philippines News Agency