At least 150 farmers from the provinces of Pangasinan and La Union convene for the onion and mango credit caravan on Tuesday in Bayambang,

Pangasinan.The activity was held to intensify information dissemination among farmers on credit services in support to their agricultural activities, Ilocos farmers being the top producers of mango and second in onion across the country.

In 2022, mango farmers in the region produced 23.3% of the national production, while onion farmers contributed 16.3%.

The caravan was spearheaded by the DA-RFO1 High Value Crops Development Program in partnership with the LandBank of the Philippines, Development Bank of the Philippines, Agricultural Credit Policy Council, Ilocos Consolidated Cooperative, Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives, Sta. Cruz Savings and Development Cooperative, and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation.

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

ACEF (Land Bank)

Development Bank of the Philippines

Agricultural Credit Policy Council

locos Consolidated Cooperative

Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives

Sta. Cruz Savings and Development Cooperative

Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (mango) (onion)