STA. BARBARA, – At least 4,000 Pangasinan farmers affected by typhoon Lando in October last year received certified palay seeds from the provincial government here on Tuesday to help them recover from their loses.
Dalisay Moya, acting provincial agriculturist in Pangasinan, said the distribution of at least 4,100 bags of certified palay seeds is a continuation of similar activity held in November 2015 where the provincial government distributed 15,584 bags of certified inbred palay seed, 15,051 bags of hybrid palay seeds and assorted vegetable seeds, mungbean seeds and onion seeds.
Moya said the farmers who received the latest farm inputs are those who will plant palay during the second and third cropping for 2016.
She said beneficiaries also farmers whose farmlands are located in fully irrigated palay areas being served by the national irrigation system.
Moya said the project is being closely coordinated with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) to assure the availability of irrigation water in the project areas. (PIA-1, Pangasinan)