TACLOBAN CITY- The Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) in coordination with the United Nations (UN) and World Food Program (WFP) continue its rice distribution in the province of Leyte.
In an interview, ACTED project manager and spokesperson Engr. Francis Lloyd Cinco said that the beneficiaries under their rice distribution were identified by the WFP.
The rice distribution of ACTED covers the town of Javier, San Miguel, Barugo, Carigara, Capoocan and Kananga in which each beneficiary whose age ranges five years onward will receive 10 kilos of rice.
Around 60,000 individuals have availed the rice donation of the ACTED.
“We always have a close coordination with the UN especially to the WFP because they are the ones who have data about those areas who have not been reached by other organizations who are also distributing rice,” Cinco said.
On the other hand, the WFP was tasked to identify areas that will be covered by food distribution of those organizations.
“Our rice distribution will continue as long as there are still families who are in need of rice,” Cinco said.
“The rice seeds planted by the farmers will not immediately grow, they still need to wait for 5 to 6 months before they can harvest those rice they planted,” he added.
By: RYAN GABRIEL L. ARCENAS