Despite calamities, rice supply sufficient -Chatto

Rice supply in Bohol remains sufficient even after the province was hit by several calamities including the months-long drought that plagued the country earlier this year.

This was the statement of Governor Edgar Chatto during the celebration of the World Food Day and second Regional Organic Agriculture Congress at the Bohol Cultural Center in Tagbilaran City on Tuesday.

Despite the reported sufficiency of rice however, Chatto intends to implement measures that would further boost food security in the province in an effort to prepare Bohol for future calamities

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The initiative will also cover other farm products such as high-value crops through provincial programs such as Bahay Kubo, FAITH (Food Always in the Home) and CHARITY (Chicken Always Ready in the Yard.)

In the same event, Chatto expressed gratitude to farmers in Bohol during the joint event which was attended by Department of Agriculture officials in the region and the province.

Students and more than 500 delegates from the various towns in Bohol, Siquijor and Cebu also joined the activity.

The governor also thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for allocating funds that would provide free water supply and irrigation to farmers across the country.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol previously said that the promise of providing free irrigation to farmers is one of the President’s top achievements during his first 100 days in Malacañang. (Rey Tutas)

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