The newly appointed Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary, William Doliente Dar presented his plans for DA to the Ilocos Farmers during his visit for the Stakeholders’ Forum in the Ilocos Region on August 29-31, 2019.
In his visit today in the provinces of Ilocos Norte and llocos Sur, DA Secretary William Dar shares some of the loan assistance programs that can further empower the farmers and fisherfolk in the region through lesser interests and non-collateral transactions payable for two to eight years.
Typhoon Ineng brought a tremendous loss in the province of Ilocos Norte as it registered more than P1.16 billion total damages in agri infra, buildings, agri-fisheries and other facilities in the province.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Agriculture Secretary William Dar have mutually agreed over the weekend the implementation of an assistance program to help rice farmers adjust to low prices of palay (paddy rice) following the passage of Republic Act (RA) No. 11203 or the rice tariffication law (RTL).
Newly seated Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Dr. William Dollente Dar shared his vision for the agri sector during the conduct of the 15th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum & Product Exhibition, an activity spearheaded by the Bureau of Agricultural Research in Quezon City from August 14-16, 2019.