City Agri turns-over palay seeds to typhoon affected farmers

Two months after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck the province, Catbaloganon farmers are still haunted by the effects brought by the disaster.

Through the initiatives of City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan as part of the regular fund program of the Office of the City Agriculture, some 100 farmers from different agricultural barangays received 2.5 kilos of palay seeds during the turn-over by the said office last January 13, 2014. A total of 25 sacks were distributed, each sack containing 10 kilos of the said agricultural support.

Said beneficiaries were from the following affected barangays, namely: Barangays Albalate, Pupua, Cagudalo, Cabugawan, San Vicente, Bangon, Lagundi, Iguid, Silanga, New Mahayag, Old Mahayag, and Cagutian.

As reported by the City Agriculture Office after Yolanda, a total of 141 rice farmers with an estimated total standing crop area of 82.78 hectares were affected, whose crops were on maturity and ripening stages.

The said initiative is part of the current administration’s effort to support Catbaloganon farmers not only during calamities but a continued commitment towards a sustainable source of livelihood.

(Photos courtesy of Scarlit Cuarental)

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