LGUs can partner with the Department of Agriculture to provide support to farmers and fisherfolks.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) recently launched in Damulog, Bukidnon the Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fishers (CFSMFF) program.
The program aims to help farmers recover from the fierce impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
Around 29,426 corn farmers will benefit from the government’s cash and food subsidy which totalled P5,000 each.
The said amount is divided into two sets—P3,000 cash and P2,000 food items.
Each food kit is comprised of 25 kilos rice worth P1,000; 4.5 kilos chicken priced at P600; and two trays of eggs worth P400.
In Damulog town alone, some 1,813 qualified corn farmer beneficiaries will receive a total of P9 million cash and food subsidy under the CFSMFF program.
According to the DA’s guidelines, farmers who will qualify to receive the CFSMFF are those: (1) Affected farmers having below one hectare landholding; (2) Registered under the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) and Farmers and Fisherfolk Registry System (FFRS); (3) Farmers from cities under 5th to 6th income classification or municipalities under the 4th to 6th income classification; and (4) Farmers who are not covered by other social amelioration programs from other government agencies.
Damulog being a 4th class municipality, corn farmers from its 17 barangays will benefit from the program.