Cagayan de Oro, March 6 – Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) awarded certificates of accreditation to 186 Farmer Cooperatives and Associations (FCAs) as beneficiaries of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) during the RCEF Regional Program Coordinating Team Meeting.

These FCAs coming from the provinces of Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental can avail the mechanization program under DA-PhilMech, while 72 applicants will undergo field validation.

Certificates of commitment under the mechanization component were given to the beneficiaries from the 20 RCEF identified municipalities in Region 10 amounting to Php103 million as part of the 40 percent budget release for 2019.

Handing over the certificates during the ceremony was DA-RFO 10 OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, in the presence of Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga. #