CDA Region V EO

Pecuaria Development Cooperative gives organic rice to 426 members, 400 households

The Pecuaria Development Cooperative’s (PDC) membership include many agrarian reform beneficiaries. The coop’s main economic activity is palay farming and produces organic rice and other products.

The PDC was forced to temporarily halt operations on March 18, 2020 days after the Luzon-wide lockdown went into effect.  Later, it however continued rice processing in view of its contractual obligation to buyers in Metro Manila. The necessary permits and passes and other required documents were obtained from the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit 5, San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur. With these documents in possession, the PDC delivered their commitments to Metro Manila buyers and hauled harvested palay from the farms of members.