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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Capiz veggie farmers given cash incentives


Roxas City, Capiz – The provincial government gave out P846,000 as incentive to vegetable farmers.

The amount represented the cash reward for the first quarter winners in the province’ vegetable production contest, a livelihood project under the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.

The cash prizes were awarded during Farmer’s Day last April 20, where over 2,500 farmers and fishermen attended. The first prize winners from the 16 towns and city each received P20,000, the second placer P10,000, the third P5,000 and the fourth P3,000.

A quarterly evaluation is conducted by the Provincial Evaluation Team to determine the awardees.

Sylvia de la Cruz, head of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, said the vegetable production contest, which is a special livelihood project of the provincial government, aims to ensure food security in the province by making food always available in every farmer or fisherfolk’s home.

The second quarter household-based vegetable garden evaluation is on the 4th week of June, and the prizes will be awarded in July, Dela Cruz said.

Governor Antonio Del Rosario had said the contest also addresses some issues raised on proper waste segregation and livelihood concerns. -


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