THE Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) said it will deliver P95.4 million worth of rice processing systems to farmers in Nueva Ecija.
In a statement, PHilMech said signed several agreements to deliver equipment to the farmers, representing the first batch of such deliveries this month.
PhilMech will also deliver about P61.4 million worth of equipment to the local government of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. The package will consist of two recirculating dryers and a multi-pass rice mill.
The province will also receive two six-ton recirculating dryers and a 1.5-ton per hour multi-pass rice mill worth about P18 million.
The agency has also signed agreements with Quezon, Tarlac, and Bulacan provinces to provide equipment to rice farmers.
PhilMech has turned over P43 million worth of machinery to Tarlac, and to two municipalities in Bulacan.
Parts of Quezon will also receive equipment valued at P16 million, consisting of a 12-ton recirculating dryer and a 1.5-ton per hour multi-pass rice mill.
PhilMech supplies equipment to modernize rice farming using funding from the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund. — Adrian H. Halili