Zambo farmers get rice aid PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 May 2016 11:56

By JASMINE MOHAMMADSALI

 

The Office of the City Agriculturist has begun the distribution of the bags of rice for drought-affected farmers in the City, one of the calamity assistance drummed up by the local and national government to support the agricultural sector during the El Niño.

Assistant City Agriculturist Teody Adora said distribution of 25 kilograms of rice to 3,000 affected farmers is currently ongoing. Already, around 768 bags of rice have been delivered to different barangays including Manicahan, Curuan, and Bolong, and is ready to be distributed to beneficiaries.

The delivery and distribution will be continuous and ongoing, Adora said, until all 3,000 identified beneficiaries receive their rice allocation.

The provision of the 25-kg bags of rice is part of the assistance provided to farmer-beneficiaries identified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in coordination with the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development (OCSWD) and Office of the City Agriculture.

Meanwhile, the Cash-for-Work program has been concluded for both the first and second batch of farmer-beneficiaries. Adora said payment for the beneficiaries will be made by barangay.

The Cash-for-Work program funded by the DSWD benefitted 3,000 farmers, grouped into two batches, who received Php 210/day for a 10-day work period. — Jasmine Mohammadsali