DA-ACPC-NFA Launches Easy Access Loans for Rice Farmers

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.

Woman farmer-leader believes Marawi will rise again

“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

Young cooperative leader finds hope in the aftermath of Marawi-siege

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