By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson recently led the turnover ceremony for the P3.9 million worth of farm mechanization equipment to the Calumangan Integrated Farmers and Farm Workers Association (CALIFWA) in Bago City’s Barangay Calumangan.
The farmer-association received a tractor, rice planter and harvester, intended to increase rice production at a lower cost, utilizing the mechanized farming system.
The association has more than 200 farmer-members, and has a total of 300 hectares of farm.
The farmers group has expressed their gratitude to Lacson and the provincial government for granting the project to them.
Lacson said farm mechanization is the trend today that upgrades the rice production process, thereby increasing the income of farmers with low production cost.
He advised the farmers to take good care of the project and be keen about the maintenance of the equipment for the good of their association and livelihood.
The project, implemented through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, is in line with the Food Security Program of the provincial government./DGB, WDJ