The Department of Agriculture has started distributing free palay seeds to rice farmers in Bataan province in time for the summer cropping season from November 2022 to March 2023.
Farmers in Samal town received palay seeds stored at the warehouse owned by Samal Mayor Alexander Acuzar in Barangay Calaguiman, officials said.
“Ang mga binhing palay ay nanggaling sa RCEP o Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund ng Department of Agricuture,” Samal municipal agriculture technologist Genezareth Macahilig said in a Punto Central Luzon report.
He said in the report that for the initial distribution were 800 bags of palay seeds of varieties 218, 436 and 160 good for 400 hectares in Barangays Lalawigan, Calaguiman, Sta. Lucia, Sapa, San Juan, Ibaba, Gugo and Imelda.
“Ang ipinagkakaloob sa magsasaka ay dalawang bag na tig-40 kilos sa bawat ektarya,” Macahilig said in the Punto report.