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DA Allots P52 M for Agri, Fishery Projects in Catanduanes

The Department of Agriculture has allotted P52 million for agriculture and fishery infrastructure and livelihood projects, and farm equipment to further increase the productivity and incomes of farmers and fisherforlk in the island-province of Catanduanes.


Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said that, of the total amount, P12 million was allotted for farm and fishery projects, equipment and inputs, which he handed over to beneficiaries during his visit to island province from April 9 to 10.

The bulk of the fund, amounting to P40 million, is allotted for irrigation, a farm-to-market road (FMR), a tramline, a multi-species fish hatchery, and aquasilviculture projects.

Of the amount, P30 million will be used to complete a communal irrigation system in Baniaga, Bato, that will irrigate 91 hectares and benefit 185 farmer families. Secretary Alcala instructed National Irrigation Administrator Antonio Nangel to fast track the project, where an initial P15 million will be spent this …