President Duterte ensures full support to Filipino farmers
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte fully supports all Filipino farmers and fishers by empowering them to be more prosperous, as they contribute their share to ensuring food security for all our countrymen.
He said the country's rice industry will continue to thrive with the implementation of the programs under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), which is aimed at making Filipino farmers more efficient and cost-productive so they can compete with their counterparts in Southeast Asia.
Further, he said that the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) will be continuously pursued to provide affordable safe and quality rice to all Filipinos.
In all, Secretary Dar said he and the entire DA family will pursue to the letter the Presidential directives, in partnerships with concerned Department agencies, provincial government units, farmers’ groups, the private sector, and other rice industry stakeholders.