CENTRAL VISAYAS – Eleven additional city/municipalities are on its roll-out of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Information Caravan in the region led by the Local Government Units (LGU) through the City and Municipal Agriculture Office.
These 11 priority towns were composed of Santa Catalina; Siaton; Mabinay; Jimalalud; Bindoy and La Libertad of Negros Oriental province while the other five (5) were from Carmen; Alicia; Calape; Bien Unido and San Miguel of Bohol province respectively.
The caravan was conducted from July 15 to July 23, 2020 with a total of 280 farmers briefed.
With a total of 39 priority rice municipalities in the region; comprising 14 from Negros Oriental and 25 in Bohol, the remaining will conduct their information caravans until the first week of August 2020 with a total number of 800 farmers expected to be briefed.
The modality used by the RCEF Team was through a ready-to-play video prepared by the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 7 (ATI-RTC 7) based in Cabawan District, Tagbilaran City with readily-available printed materials for distribution like RCEF Farmers’ Briefer and Rice Tariffication Brochure.
The RCEF Information Caravan Team is spearheaded by Dr. Merrian Piquero Soliva, Media Production Specialist II as the Project Officer together with Ma. Pamela N. Respecia and Arnel S. Navarro as the technical supporting staff while Center Director, Dr. Carolyn May O. Daquio as the overall adviser.