Palaweños receive P35.6 million agri-fisheries support

The Department of Agriculture turned over more than P35.6 million worth of agriculture and fisheries support to farmers and fisherfolks in two separate events held in Roxas City (North) and Narra town (South) both in Palawan.

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The department handed over agricultural goods to 8,000 farmers and fisherfolks from the municipalities of Aborlan, Narra, Quezon, Rizal, Sofronio Española, Brookespoint, Bataraza, and Puerto Princesa City.

Among the items distributed were 10 units of pump and engine, two units of 18 feet motorized fiberglass boats cost, and 20 units of 5HP Marine Engines.

During his visit in the province, Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala launched the Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) in Antipuluhan, Narra, established under the “targeted actions to reduce poverty and generate economic transformation in the fishery sector (TARGET)” program of DA-BFAR.

The Community Fish Landing Center in Antipuluhan, Narra, serves as a hub for the landing and trading of fish and other seafoods, as well as a training center for fish processing, and the conservation and protection of fisheries resources.

“From 2015 to 2016, the government has constructed more than 500 fish landing centers to solve the fisherfolks trading problems across the nation,” the department announced.

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—From the Department of Agriculture