TABUK CITY,Kalinga – Under its Rice Resiliency Program, the Office of the City Agricultural Services (OCAS) gave out sacks of inbred seeds to rice farmers in barangays Malin-awa, Amlao and Balawag recently.
Agricultural Technologist Rey-an Gallamoy said that the extent of inbred seeds received by the rice farmers depends on the area of the rice farm.
She explained that a rice farmer with a farm of half hectare receives one sack of seeds, while two sacks for those who own .51 to one hectare, and three sacks for 1.1 to 1.5 hectare, four sacks for those who have 1.6 to two hectare, five sacks for 2.1 to 2.5 hectare and six sacks for 2.6 to 3 hectares.
Each sack contains 20 kgs. of inbred seeds.
The beneficiaries, she added were all registered under the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), an electronic compilation or database of basic information of farmers, farm laborers, fishermen and target beneficiaries of agriculture-related programs and services of the government such as Department of Agriculture-accredited farmer organizations.
After the inbred seeds, Gallamoy said that rice farmers will also be receiving sacks of urea from OCAS anytime soon.
Iyadan Liwaliw, one of the beneficiaries from Barangay Amlao thanked the OCAS for the initiative of helping them with their livelihood.
Another beneficiary was Carolina Tinong, also from Barangay Amlao, who is engaged in rice farming for livelihood also feels grateful saying that the inbred seeds she received is already a big ease from her budget.
Based on the records of the OCAS, there are 155 registered rice farmers in barangay Amlao, 184 in Barangay Balawag and 200 in Barangay Malin-awa.
By Darwin Serion
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