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Tuesday, 09 February 2021 16:51

Farmers receive fertilizers from Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund

MAITUM, Sarangani (February 9, 2021) - The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist distributes 750 bags of rice fertilizers to 240 rice farmers at the Municipal Hall on February 8. The fertilizers were funded by the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) which aims to improve rice farmers’ competitiveness and income amidst liberalization of the Philippine rice trade policy that lifted quantitative restrictions on rice imports and replaced it with tariffs, among others. This is under Republic Act 11203, otherwise known as the Rice Tariffication Law, which was promulgated to ensure food security and to make the country’s agriculture sector viable, efficient and globally competitive. (John James I. Doctor - Joylyn B. Ty/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)

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