Bohol gets P380 million agriculture projects
Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am

BOHOL , Philippines — The Department of Agriculture has released P380 million worth of agriculture and fishery projects to Bohol as part of efforts to further improve the province’s  farm sector.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar turned over P60 million worth of various agri-machineries, inputs and projects under the Special Area for Agriculture Development program to Acting Governor Rene Relampagos.

Under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), Bohol received P106 million, comprising of inbred seeds (P16 million), agri machineries for 100 farmers (P80 million) and trainings (P10 million).

On top of that, Dar committed P42 million to the province for mangrove rehabilitation, nursery facilities, and seedlings propagation.

The Land Bank of the Philippines also turned over P11.75 million for the Expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance program, which benefited 750 rice farmers tilling one hectare and below.

“Bohol will be part of the second tranche of this cash assistance,” Dar said.

For the fisheries sector, the regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Research allotted P40 million for various projects.

The Bureau of Soils and Water Management also turned over the Land Suitability Map for coffee and cacao.

BSWM will partner with the Bohol State University (BSU) for a soils and water conservation program.

Dar committed P5 million for the food development project particularly on ube production as well as P5 million for soils and water conservation.

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