P2.6-M farm equipment distributed under DA-PRDP
Cuyapo, NUEVA ECIJA – The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) through the I-REAP Component distributed some transport, marketing facilities and farm equipment amounting to P2.6 million to the Consolidation and Marketing of Goats with Multiplier Farm and Contract Growing Subproject of the Bonifacio Multipurpose Cooperative held on August 4, 2020 at the T-48 Compound, Old Capitol Building, Cabanatuan City.
The turnover ceremony was led by Governor Aurelio M. Umali together with Cuyapo Municipal Mayor Florida P. Esteban, Provincial Project Management and Implementing Unit (PPMIU) Head Ferdinand R. Abesamis, PPMIU Focal Person Jovita Agliam, I-REAP Focal Person Lucita S. Dela Cruz and Municipal Agriculturist Orlando Ramos.
The distributed items include a 6-wheeler truck, motorcycle with kolong-kolong, water tank, pressurized water tank, grass cutter (2 units), mechanical weighing scale and electronic cash register to be utilized under the said subproject.
With the brand-new equipment, it is seen to provide the latest production technologies for member and non-member goat raisers to produce quality and upgraded goats.
Thus, a 20% increase in the number of goat farmers with improved access to DA services and support to the livelihood of some 192 farmer-beneficiaries.
To recall, the subproject focuses on production, consolidation, upgrading and marketing of native and mestizo goats as well as on the production of F1 and F2 goat breeders.
Also, consolidation and marketing enterprise through a livestock trading post is intended to buy and sell native goats for consumption.
The production component has two enterprises; Multiplier Farm that will produce F2 breeders and Contract Growing Enterprise that will produce F1 breeders ready for slaughter.
The coop-beneficiaries lauded the DA-PRDP for its relentless support to innovate and harness the needs of farmers for sustainable development and assured the maintenance of the farm equipment. (MA. REINA LEN G. LUNA, RPCO3 InfoACE)