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Forum on coco production, seedlings dispersal held

OPA Bulacan

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) conducted a forum on June 15, 2017 at Bulacan Agricultural State College (BASC).

The highlights of the event were the conduct of the technical briefing on coconut production and farm management as well as ceremonial distribution of coconut seedlings. A total of 100 coconut seedlings were distributed for selected farmers during the forum.

To implement the CSDP, a memorandum of agreement was signed between PCA and PGB wherein the former committed to give 25,000 coconut seedlings.

Before the distribution, PCA and Provincial Agriculture Office of Bulacan will conduct a field validation based on the master list of farmers submitted by the Municipal Agriculture Office.

Moreover, an initial of 10,000 coconut seedlings will be distributed in July this year to 200 farmer-recipients. Each farmer will receive 50 coconut seedlings, which is good for half-hectare.

With this initiative, Governor Alvarado hoping the Bulacan will be one of the major coconut suppliers in our country or even for exports in the near future.

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A total of 344 units of Farm were granted (zero equity) to 120 Farmers Organization at Department of Agriculture-ROS, Paraiso, Tarlac, Last June 21, 2017. These farm machineries were funded by the Department of Agriculture-Regional Office. It was claimed as “The Biggest”, so far, in the history of the province as stated by Governor Susan A. Yap.

This program aims “To Attain Rice Sufficiency Thru; increase crop yield, increase cropping intensity, reduce crop post production losses, increase productivity of labor, and to enable full utilization of farm products and

Farm Machinery Granted to Farmers

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