Rice Transplanter Awarded to Namanaan Farmers Association
Last February 26, 2018, Rice Transplanter (walk-behind) was awarded by Hon. Mayor Estela D. Antipolo, Hon. Vice Mayor Lugil S. Ragadio and Hon. SB Norman M. Cantil, Chairman Committee on Agriculture to Namanaan Farmer’s Association of Barangay Luna together with Acting Punong Barangay of Luna Hon. Gil C. Gonzales.
Old farm laborers are gradually fading away, those younger ones who were expected to replace them chose to try their luck in schools and in other employment opportunities rather than staying in a seasonal farm jobs and greatly affects the agricultural operations that results to delay and non compliance to the technology of synchronous plantings which is one way to minimize pest and diseases occurrence. To overcome this scenario and being the rice granary of the Municipality of San Antonio, the Namanaan Farmers Association of Barangay Luna had requested this mechanical rice transplanter to the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office III (DA-RFO III) under Rice Program.