Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar had expressed his support on the ‘Balik Probinsya Bagong Pag-asa Program’ which was recently signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as Executive Order 114.
“Ang kagawaran ng pagsasaka ay isa sa mga major departments na tutulong ensuring food security. Agriculture will be there to really see to it that there is enough food on resettlement areas, there is enough livelihood and opportunity and negosyo of the resettlement area,” Sec. William Dar said.
The DA secretary, upon his guesting on Rektang Konek Aksyon Agad multimedia platform program aired from Central Luzon Regional Police Office, has enumerated programs of the department which can be availed by the Balik Probinsya Bagong Pagasa beneficiaries.
“Sa mga balik probinsya po matutukan po sila libre po ang seeds, seedlings and biik, todo-todo natin suportahan, Meron loans na available para sa mga magsasaka’t mangingisda, nagbibigay po kami 25 thousand, 0 interest payable in 10 years, Meron din para sa mga magnenegosyo sa agrikultura na makakakuha ng 10 million pesos at zero interest payable in 5 years,“ the secretary said.
The program aims to strengthen agriculture activity bringing up a conducive long term and sustainable development in the agricultural sector. DA’s program on high value crops will help this objective by ensuring food security for each family and even secure an income by selling these crops to the market.