Zaragoza mayor thanks DA for ‘much needed support’ for farmers
Zaragoza Mayor Lovella Belmonte-Espiritu expressed her gratitude to the Department of Agriculture for giving “much-needed support” to the farmers in her town.
“I am grateful to the DA program for the help they gave to our farmers here in Zaragoza. This is a big help considering the high cost of farm inputs such as fertilizer,” she said in a statement.
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.
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