Approximately 150 mango and onion farmers attended the credit caravan, serving as a platform to disseminate current information on the agricultural credit programs provided by the DA-Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), along with the insurance program under the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC).Partner lending institutions of the DA-ACPC, such as the Ilocos Consolidated Cooperative Bank (ICCB), Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives (NSCC), and the Sta. Cruz Savings and Development Cooperative (SACDECO), were also present during the program to assist farmers with their inquiries, conduct on-site evaluations, and facilitate the loan application process.Through this activity, the farmers were informed about the financial services provided by the government. And they were provided with guidance and clarity on how to utilize these services, as well as the responsibilities associated with borrowing.DA Senior Usec. Domingo Panganiban, in his message read by Director U-Nichols Manalo, emphasized, “𝘎𝘢𝘺𝘢 𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪, 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘺𝘢𝘬 𝘬𝘢𝘺𝘰 𝘯𝘢 𝘭𝘶𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘬 𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘢 𝘮𝘨𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘬𝘢𝘭 𝘯𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘴𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘬𝘢 𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘬𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘢 𝘵𝘢𝘺𝘰 𝘯𝘢 𝘪𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘬𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢 𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘭𝘢𝘥 𝘯𝘢 𝘦𝘬𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘺𝘢 𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘰 𝘴𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘴” (Just as before, you can be assured of our unwavering commitment to support the local government and farmers of the Ilocos region. Let us unite in promoting bountiful agriculture and a prosperous economy for a new Philippines). He also reiterated the President’s mandate to strengthen and expand financial services for the farmers to achieve a bountiful harvest.

For further details of the agri-credit services, access the links below:

ACEF (Land Bank)

Development Bank of the Philippines

Agricultural Credit Policy Council

Ilocos Consolidated Cooperative

Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives

Sta. Cruz Savings and Development Cooperative

Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (mango) (onion)