- Written by Denice Joelle Benosa
- Published: 16 August 2019
The new DA Secretary's focus is ensuring food security by increasing productivity, while also making farmers and fisherfolk prosperous by doubling their income. ###Image courtesy of DA-AFID.
As he seat as the new Department of Agriculture Secretary, Dr. William Dar presented his priority concerns in his first 100 Days.
1. Ensure the proper and efficient implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law, particularly the management of the P10-B Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) including that of the formulation of the Rice Industry Roadmap.
2. Craft and implement a “Crop Diversification Strategy” with corresponding fund requirements, initially using current DA program budget, and thereafter included under the 2020 and 2021-2022 annual budgets.