CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – NFA Bataan Provincial Manager Adelaida C. Nuestro awarded a check worth Php23.231.65 to the members of Tuyo Farmers Communal Irrigation Project, Irrigators’ Association (TFCIPIA) of this City.
Mr. Anthony S. Villanueva, TFCIPIA outgoing chairperson said that said amount will help augment their association’s funds to buy fertilizer that will be distributed to their farmer-members. Mr. Villanueva, together with incoming Chair, Rodolfo Carreon received the check at the NFA Bataan Provincial Office last February 21.
The amount was accumulated through the Cooperative Development Incentive Fund (CDIF) program of the National Food Authority. The program gives additional Php 0.30 for every kilo of palay sold by cooperatives and farmers associations to the agency, which they can use to buy fertilizer, post-harvest equipment, and other farm inputs.