MAFAR CONDUCTS 3RD CEREMONIAL DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFIED SEEDS UNDER RCEF

NORTH COTABATO | May  21, 2021

As the Bangsamoro Government continues to provide moral governance for the Bangsamoro people, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform also supports the Bangsamoro farmers.

On Friday, May 21, 2021, MAFAR conducted the 3rd Ceremonial Distribution of Rice Seeds under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seeds Program of PhilRice held at Brgy. Batulawan, Pikit, North Cotabato.

A total of 5,041 bags, from the 12,400 certified seeds allocated for SGA (63 barangays), were distributed to the rice farmers from Carmen Cluster, Kabacan Cluster, and Pikit cluster 1.

Engr. Ismail A. Guiamel, Director II for Agricultural Services, led the activity, and he encourages the farmers to cooperate with the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA).

“Don’t be afraid to cooperate with us; register with RSBSA to become certified farmers because when you are a certified farmer, you’ll receive certified not only seeds but also crop protection,” Director Guiamel said.

In support of this, Mohammad Kelly Antao, SGA Coordinator, reminded the beneficiary to become responsible for the seeds they have received. He also said that the SGA is really grateful to the Bangsamoro Government MAFAR for considering, treating, and budgeting SGA like a small province.

Meanwhile, Tong A. Abas, chief of operation for Agricultural Services, expresses his gratitude to the witnesses of the activity headed by the MAFAR Director for Agricultural Services Engr. Ismail A. Guiamel, SGA Coordinator Mohammad Kelly Antao, Al-Haj, Brgy. Chairwoman of Batulawan Bailan S. Matalam, PhilRice Midsaya Asst. Manager Ommal H. Abdulkadir, MAFAR-SGA focal person Disumimba D. Rasheed who facilitated the activity with the SGA area coordinator from Carmen, Kabacan, and Pikit Cluster 1.

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