The scarcity of solar dryers has always been a challenge for farmers, particularly during the harvest season. Recognizing this issue, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1 has once again provided support for the farmers, specifically those who were affected by typhoon Egay.

On Wednesday, 240 units of collapsible dryer cases (CDC), with a total worth of Php10,573,560, were distributed to farmers’ associations in the 2nd district of La Union. These CDC are expected to be a substantial relief for the farmers, offering them the convenience of instant access to solar dryers whenever they need them.

Prior to the distribution, representatives from GrainPro demonstrated and discussed the proper usage of the drying technology.

The recommended capacity of this drying technology is approximately 18-20 palay sacks, each weighing 50kg. The recipients of these solar dryers are FAs from the municipalities of Agoo, Sto. Tomas, Bauang, Naguilian, Pugo, Rosario, and Tubao, with each association receiving two collapsible dryers.

The distribution event was graced by RED Annie Bares, RTD for Operations Dennis Tactac, and APCO for La Union Juanito Malazo, Jr. along with Congressman Dante Garcia.