Ilonggo FCAs to receive P50-M rice combine harvesters

Posted by: RAFIS DA6 | Posted at: February 17, 2023

Thirty units of rice combine harvesters were turned over by the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) to qualified farmers associations and cooperatives (FCAs) of Iloilo during the Provincial Turnover and Agricultural Machinery Distribution on February 7 at Banate, Iloilo.
The agricultural machines turned over were under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) for Mechanization by the Department of Agriculture – PhilMech.
PhilMech Director for Operations Joel V. Dator said that the P50-million worth of farm machines were only initial distribution under the program as target for 2022.
With five years of implementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) for Mechanization, PhilMech hopes to increase rice production in the country through mechanization.
The following are the recipients of the combine rice harvesters:
1. STTAB Irrigators’ Association, Inc of Oton, Iloilo
2. Cordova Sur Farmers Association of Tigbauan, Iloilo
3. Buntalala Farmers and Farm Workers Farmers Association of Leganes, Iloilo
4. Cabilauan Farmers Association of New Lucena, Iloilo
5. San Miguel Farmer’s Agriculture Cooperative and SAMICASA Irrigators’ Association, Inc. of San Miguel, Iloilo
6. Balibagan Este Farmers Association of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo
7. Inagdangan Centro Farmers Association (ICFA) Of Zaraga, Iloilo
8. Tina Integrated Farmers Association of Badiangan, Iloilo
9. Cubay Evangelical Farmers Association of Bingawan, Iloilo
10. Talanghauan Farmers Association of Cabatuan, Iloilo
11. Maspasan Farmers Association of Calinog, Iloilo
12. Brgy. Mañacabac Farmers Association of Janiuay, Iloilo
13. Tubungan Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Inc. of Lambunao, Iloilo
14. Mina East Farmers Association of Mina, Iloilo
15. Danao Farmers Association of Pototan, Iloilo
16. Cañapasan Banate Irrigators’ Association, Inc. of Banate, Iloilo
17. SOSABU Irrigators’ Association, Inc. of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo
18. Tanghawan Farmers’ Association of Dingle, Iloilo
19. Bugtongan Farmers Association of Dueñas, Iloilo
20. Ilagbata Irrigators’ Association of Dumangas, Iloilo
21. Cabugao Viejo Farmers Association of San Enrique, Iloilo
22. Pili Farmers Association of Ajuy, Iloilo
23. Timipal Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Balasan, Iloilo
24. Aglosong-Bachawan Norte Community Participatory Action Research of Concepcion, Iloilo
25. Brgy. Bangkal Farmers Association and Milan Farmers Association of Lemery, Iloilo
26. Capisanan Agrarian Reform Cooperative of San Dionisio, Iloilo
27. San Andres Farmers Association of San Rafael, Iloilo
28. LADAP Agrarian Reform Cooperative of Sara, Iloilo
Present during the turnover are PhilMech Director for Operations Joel V. Dator, DA-Western Visayas OIC Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Zarlina B. Cuello, Municipal Agriculturists from various municipalities, and representatives from the Office of the Congressman from 2nd and 5th Districts. ### By Aileen Joy M. Subade/DA-RAFIS 6