KORONADAL CITY- In a significant development, the Technical Working Group (TWG) of South Cotabato has introduced a fresh business plan for the province’s Consolidated Rice Production and Mechanization Program. Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. has emphasized that the primary goal is to achieve a second harvest within the framework of consolidated farming in South Cotabato.
The core objective of this plan is to drive down the cost of rice and provide farmers with a reliable source of income, even in cases of crop failure. Governor Tamayo has also pledged to engage with the local farming community to chart the course for this initiative.
This initiative aligns with Governor Tamayo’s vision of establishing a rice cultivation area spanning either 10,000 or 6,000 hectares to secure an ample rice supply for the entire province. Presently, consolidated farming encompasses over 2,000 hectares, and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAG), led by Dr. Raul D. Teves, DVM, is actively seeking ways to attain the 6,000-hectare target for the rice farm area.