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Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Harvest festival shows efficacy of mechanical rice transplanters 

CANTILAN, Surigao del Sur -- The season-long Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) demo dubbed  as “Makinaryang Pantanim, Push na ‘yan sa Palayan,” concluded with a harvest festival as spearheade by the Department of Agriculture Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PhilMech) held on September 18, 2023, in Barangay Palasao, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur.

The activity was a shared and collaborative effort of the local government unit of Cantilan and Palasao Agriculture Cooperative, as witnessed by more than 40 farmers from the different farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in Cantilan. 

The said project demonstrated the operation and benefits of mechanical rice transplanters among farmers in order to increase its adoption and use.

Provincial Agriculturist Marcos M. Quico, Municipal Agriculturist Ceasar Q. Blanco, APCO SdS chief Alvin Asuncion and PhilMech Provincial Coordinator Engr. Glecerio S. Cabiad Jr., were in attendance during the activity. (LGU-Cantilan/NGPB PIA-Surigao del Sur)