BATAAN Gov. Abet Garcia recently asked the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial board) to request the Department of Agriculture to grant or donate agricultural farm machineries and equipment to enhance agricultural productivity amid the threat of coronavirus pandemic.
In his letter to SP committee on agriculture, food, and fishery chair Board Member Benjamin Serrano, Garcia said the provincial board may request the DA’s Center for Post-Harvest Development and Mechanization for donation or grant of agricultural machineries. The governor is likewise authorizing the board through a resolution the use of a sizeable portion of the provincial lot at the “Palayan ng Bayan” in Barangay Pantingan, Pilar as shed facility.
The provincial government also authorizes the use of the 1Bataan Command Center warehouse to store the agricultural equipment. Thousands of farmers were affected during the onset of the Covid-19 crisis forcing them to intensify the food production program through various government assistance programs.
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