Governor Bong Lacson and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer led the distribution of checks worth a total of P11 Million to Negrense farmers who are beneficiaries of the Quick Turn Around/Early Planting Incentives Project under the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.
The activity was held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, today. A total of 5,413 farmers from the different towns and cities of the province were recipients of the project with a total coverage of 5,500 hectares.
The project aims to provide cash incentives to farmers engaged in early planting from April to May as support to rice requirements during the off season.
Gov. Lacson thanked the farmers for their hard work that ensures food security in the province. He said that agriculture is one of the most affected sectors during the height of COVID-19 pandemic last year, and the government and farmers need to help each other for economic recovery and to help uplift the lives of farmers.
The governor added that the Priority Development Agenda of the present administration has a huge focus on food security and agricultural productivity.
Also present in the activity were Board Member Andrew Montelibano, chairman of the SP Committee on Food and Agriculture, Board Members Manuel Frederick Ko and Jose Benito Alonso, and Negros Occ. Provincial Agriculturist, Atty. Japhet Masculino, among others.