Agusan del Norte — The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Region XIII continues to distribute cash and food assistance in the region under the Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk (CFSMFF) program. Another CFSMFF distribution was done on January 21, 2021 at the Municipal Farm, Municipality of Kitcharao in Agusan del Norte.
A total of 130 coconut farmer-beneficiaries were able to receive their respective cash vouchers, and claim their food packs during the distribution.
Each beneficiary received ₱3,000.00 cash assistance through a cash voucher, and food package worth ₱2,000.00 which consists of a 25-kilogram sack of rice, dressed chicken, and eggs.
The event was in coordination with the Department of Agriculture RFO XIII through the Agri-Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD), DA Corn Program, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), and LGU-Kitcharao.
“Despite the COVID-19 crisis, all PCA field personnel still do their best to go out in the field to conduct verification of the coconut farmers included in the initial list of beneficiaries for the CFSMFF program for finalization, and to conduct distribution activities to really be able to serve and reach out to our small coconut farmers who are in most need of our service,” PCA Region XIII Manager Joel Oclarit said.
The CFSMFF program aims to provide secure and direct cash and food assistance to eligible farmers and fisherfolk affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. ### (PCA XIII)
Rice, chicken and eggs for the food packages of farmer-beneficiaries for on-site claiming in Cabadbaran City
Coconut farmers in queue for the claiming of their cash vouchers and food packages in Cabadbaran City