Corn farmers in Mt. Province receive DA assistance

By Carlito C. Dar

BONTOC Mountain Province, Feb. 27 (PIA) – – Distribution of cash and food assistance to corn farmers in the province affected by the Coronavirus disease (COVID – 19) pandemic is currently being done the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office.

Funded under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan II), DA’s Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk (CFSMFF) program provides P5, 000 subsidy to corn farmers, sugar producers, fisherfolks and indigenous people to help them in this time of crisis.

There are 818 CFSMFF beneficiaries with 64 from Barlig, 216 from Bauko, 89 from Besao, 43 from Bontoc, 24 from Natonin, 87 from Sabangan, 103 from Sadanga, 71 from Sagada and 121 from Tadian.

Each beneficiary  receives  P3,000 in cash   paid through MLhuillier and P2,000 food subsidy in the form of rice, chicken and eggs, as the CFSMFF also aims to provides market support to farmers, cooperatives and association and micro enterprises producing rice, chicken and eggs to serve as food subsidy distribution partners.

As of February 21 data of DA – CAR, 543 of the beneficiaries already claimed their cash assistance vouchers and 555 already claimed their family food packs.

DA – CAR reported   a total of 27,479 CFSMFF beneficiaries in the region composed of 9,839 corn farmers, 380 sugarcane growers, 14,997 fisherfolk and 2,263 IPs. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)