BANAUE, Ifugao—Three banner programs under the Department of Agriculture distributed some P11 million worth of farm implements to 11 municipalities of Ifugao.
DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol visited Ifugao to ask farmers how to reformat Philippine agriculture and provided interventions for 47 farmers groups in the province.
The distribution of machinery and assorted seedlings to the province is part of the department’s commitments to its constituents for 2016, according to Dr. Lorenzo Caranguian, DA- RFO regional executive director.
The municipality of Aguinaldo received one four-wheel-drive corn tractor, one mechanical sheller, one corn planter, one cassava pulverizer, and two open-source pumps amounting to P2.6 million.
Alfonso Lista received a four-wheel-drive corn tractor, a four-wheel-drive cassava tractor, a cassava granulator cum shredder, a mechanical sheller, four open source pumps and 210 kilos of molasses worth P5 million.
Asipulo received a corn mill and 15 bags OPV white corn seeds valued at P385,000.
Banaue received five knapsack sprayers, one pack of assorted vegetable seeds and 15 bags of OPV white corn seeds with a total value of P57,268.
Hingyon received 14 bags of OPV white corn seeds valued at P25,200.
Hungduan received six knapsack sprayers, a pack of assorted vegetable seeds and 14 bags of OPV white corn seeds amounting to P58,268.
Kiangan received a foot sealer and 14 bags of OPV white corn seeds worth P36,200.
Lagawe received six mechanical shelles, three grass cutters, a foot sealer, 210 kilos ofmolasses, two packs of assorted vegetables, five knapsack sprayers and an open source pump all worth P308,096.
Lamut received a four-wheel-drive corn tractor, a cassava chipper, five knapsack sprayers, 420 kilos ofmolasses and an open source pump valued at P2.3 million.
Mayoyao received a shredder and 14 bags of OPV white corn seeds valued at P92,700.
Tinoc received 14 bags of OPV white corn seeds, 21 female native piglets and three male native piglets worth P 97,176.
The DA secretary also received proposals for additional interventions that fit into the province’s geographic and demographic conditions. Nevertheless, he committed additional infrastructures and machinery to the Ifugaos.