On April 26, four NorMin FCAs receive financial grants under DA’s Enhanced Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita Inclusive Food Supply Chain program.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) handed in P7.2 million worth of checks to four Farmer’s Cooperative and Associations (FCAs) in Northern Mindanao for the Enhanced Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita Inclusive Food Supply Chain Program on April 26, 2021, in this city.
Receiving P4.5 million is the Kahusayan Consumer’s Cooperative of Kitaotao, Bukidnon while Miarayon Highland Farmer’s Association in Talakag, Bukidnon, Paglingkawas Women Federation in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, and Canitoan Farmer’s Association Multipurpose Cooperative in Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City received P900,000 each.
OIC-Chief of Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD-10) Larry E. Paraluman said, that the grant aims to uplift the FCAs in terms of enterprise.
“This financial grant aims to upgrade and enhance existing enterprises of benefiting FCAs by providing them with additional working capital, logistics, among others. With this grant, they can improve their services and run their enterprise more efficiently and provide accessibility and availability of food in their respective areas, especially in this time of the pandemic.”
DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado challenged the recipients to properly manage their grant to avail more assistance from the department soon.
“I hope that you can properly implement the assistance that the department has given you so you can still avail for more grants and projects from DA in the future. By that time, we are confident that with your capabilities, we can entrust you with even bigger projects.”
The Enhanced Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita Inclusive Food Supply Chain Program is part of DA Secretary William D. Dar’s commitment of harnessing farmer’s participation in the food supply distribution system by scaling up their activities from production to marketing.
Said grants are funded under the Bayanihan Act II as part of the COVID-19 interventions response. # (CRSeraspe)