Ecija farmers given fertilizer discount vouchers
The Department of Agriculture-Central Luzon (DA-3) has begun distribution of fertilizer discount vouchers to farmers in Zaragoza town in Nueva Ecija, according to a Philippine News Agency report.
Regional Rice Program Coordinator Lowell Rebillaco said 28 of the 2,250 beneficiaries of the program have so far received the fertilizer discount voucher that could help boost their rice production.
In the PNA report, he said the fertilizer discount voucher is valued at P1,131 per hectare for inbred rice and P2,262 per hectare for hybrid rice.
He said the discount voucher can be used by farmer-beneficiaries to claim fertilizers from accredited merchants.
But only farmers who are registered under the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) and those who availed rice seeds from the DA Rice Program shall be eligible to receive the fertilizer discount voucher.
Rebillaco urged farmers to register with RSBSA since it is the first requirement for receiving assistance from DA.
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