Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Government planning cash transfers for rice farmers

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Finance (DoF) have agreed to expand the Survival and Recovery (SURE) program to assist farmers in weathering the impact of low rice prices following the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law.

the assistance will take the form of unconditional cash assistance that will be given to farmers affected by the law. “This unconditional cash assistance program is meant to help cushion the initial impact of lower palay prices on our farmers as they transition to the new rice tariffication regime,” Mr. Carlos G. Dominguez said in the statement.

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