Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol led the launching of the Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) – National Food Authority (NFA) scheme loan facility last January 28, 2019, in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat.
As the Department of Agriculture (DA) sets its sight on intensifying the implementation of its agri-fishery credit programs for 2019, various DA – Regional Field Offices (RFO) together with the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) have already started establishing their Loan Facilitation Teams (LoFTs) at the regional and provincial levels.
“Wala kaming nagawa kundi mag-bakwit (evacuate),” said farmer Jamalia Abdulmalic when asked about her experience during the war between the military and Maute terrorist group in Marawi City. “Lahat ng ari-arian namin, mga tanim at mga alagang hayop, nawala.” Thus, the financial support from the Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC), through continue reading : Woman farmer-leader believes Marawi will rise again
Marawi local Yassin Yusoph initiated the creation of the Bago Amasa Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Cooperative, a group of small farmers and fishers heavily affected by the Battle of Marawi in May to October of 2017. “Kaysa matulog lang tayo at kumain, bakit di tayo magtipon-tipon, magtanim at tulungan ang mga sarili natin,” Yusoph recalled continue reading : Young cooperative leader finds hope in the aftermath of Marawi-siege