TUNGA, Leyte- The regional office of the Department of Agriculture(DA) based in Tacloban City has turned over agricultural assistance to this town Wednesday(Sept.6)
DA-8 Regional Executive Director U-Nichols Manalo said that the turnover of the assistance worth P10 million was funded by the Yolanda Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (YRRP) was made during the launching of the YRRP livelihood initiated by their office in this town for the farmers who were victims of the super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ in 2013.
Manalo said that the assistance composed of modern farm machineries, equipment, tools and inputs and also includes farm animals, has 166 farmer-beneficiaries from four associations of the town which includes San Roque Cassava Farmers Association, Cassava Planters Association, Tungan-on Coconut Farmers Association and Pasakay Farmers Irrigators Association.
Town Mayor Catalina Agda said that the assistance will be a great help for the recovery of the farming systems by the farmers in her town who are still reeling and recovering from the devastation brought about by Yolanda and for building back better of their livelihood.
Agda added that the assistance will further help her administration to convince more farmers in the town to adhere to the modern and scientific farming and livestock production.
She said that the assistance will also help boost the farm productivity in her town and eventually more income of the farmers.
Tunga is an agricultural 6th class municipality with 7,584 population. It is located in the second district of this province with an area of 7.7 square kilometers and with eight barangays.