Villar: Agri law to benefit farmers, fishermen
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The passage into law of an agricultural program extending funding to small farmers and fishermen will help legitimate beneficiaries, a lawmaker said yesterday. Sen. Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, said the law is needed to enable farmers and fisherfolks improve their production and competitiveness, especially with the ASEAN economic integration. “We are confident that with the strict guidelines now in place, the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF) will be effective and work for the benefit of farmers,” Villar said.
Mendez, C. (2016, May 31). Villar: Agri law to benefit farmers, fishermen. Philippine Star, p. 2.
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Agriculture; Fisheries; Legislation; Financing; Fishers; Economics; Fishery organizations; Fishery products; Marketing; Fishery regulations; Association of South East Asian Nations(ASEAN); Land Bank of the Philippines; Commission on Higher Education (CHED); The Congressional Oversight Committee on Agricultural and Fisheries Modernization; Villar, Cynthia; Aquino, Benigno III
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