NORTH COTABATO PROVINCE--- More than a thousand farmers convened today in an irrigator's forum in Kidapawan City and Midsayap.

The said activity was initiated by the Department of Agriculture XII to inform the farmers on Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) and National Fertilizer Support program.

According to Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, these programs were formed to support the needs of the farmers on mechanization, farm inputs, irrigation and production loans.