More than 100 rice farmers from Mexico town in Pampanga province received bags of fertilizers from the Department of Agriculture spearheaded by the Municipal Agriculturist Office from July 21-22 held at Brgy. Culubasa Multipurpose Gym.
The recipients were from Brgy. Cawayan, Brgy. Divisoria, Brgy. Pangatlan, and Brgy. San Vicente.
The said distribution is part of the agency’s Rice Resiliency Project (RRP) under the Plant, Plant, Plant Program.
Farmer-beneficiary Esmeralda Baluyut of Brgy. San Vicente expressed her gratitude to the Department.
“Maraming salamat po sa DA, malaking tulong po ito sa akin lalo na ngayon na nasa panahon tayo ng pandemya [Thank you to DA. This is a big help to me especially now that there is a pandemic].” Baluyut said
Last week, Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar led the distribution of seeds and fertilizers in Paniqui, Tarlac.