Farmers to benefit from DA project

CITY farmers will benefit from another project.

Through Ordinance No. 13414-2018, the 18th City Council during its regular session on April 16, 2018, authorized Mayor Oscar S. Moreno to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Agriculture-Regional Office 10 covering the grant of three units water pump and engine sets with accessories to the city government.


The project is in line with the mandate of the DA to promote agricultural development through bottom-up self-reliant farming systems approach that will emphasize equity, productivity and sustainability in the use of agricultural resources, The Power learned.


Pursuant to the MOA, the DA-RFU-10 shall transfer to the city the project with an actual cost of P88,000 per unit as a grant and regularly monitor the operations and maintenance of the equipment.


For its part, the city shall submit to the DA the list of recipients of the project and the utilization, operation and activity report at the end of every harvest season.

As the caretaker, the city shall turn over the water pump and engine sets to farmers organizations, and cooperatives engaged in rice production that are prone to the adverse effects of El Niño, among others.


The MOA was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on agriculture and fisheries and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Annie Y. Daba and Ian Mark Nacaya, respectively.