About the Department

department of agrarian reform
Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is the lead implementing agency of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). It undertakes land tenure improvement, development of program beneficiaries, and agrarian justice delivery. Virgilio de los Reyes is the current secretary of DAR.


"A nation where there is equitable land ownership and empowered agrarian reform beneficiaries who are effectively managing their economic and social development for a better quality of life".


"To lead in the implementation of agrarian reform and sustainable rural development in the country through land tenure improvement, the provision of integrated development services to landless farmers, farmworkers, small landowner and landowner-cultivators, and the delivery of agrarian justice, as key to long lasting peace and development in the countryside".


To lead in  the implementation of the  Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) through Land Tenure Improvement, (LTI), Agrarian Justice and coordinated delivery of essential Support Services to client beneficiaries.

  • To provide Land Tenure security  to landless farmers through land acquisition and distribution; leasehold arrangements' implementation and other LTI services;

  • To provide legal intervention to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) through adjudication of agrarian cases and agrarian legal assistance;

  • To implement, facilitate and coordinate the delivery of support services to ARBs through Social Infrastructure and Local Capability Building (SILCAB); Sustainable Agribusiness and Rural Enterprise Development (SARED); and Access Facilitation and Enhancement Services (AFAES).

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The DAR Logo
The logo shows the department's acronym representing the institution and its role as the lead agency in the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The sun radiates its light into the field of green divided into 12 segments representing the original 12 regions covered by the program. Green stands for fertility and productivity while yellow represents hope and a golden harvest of agrarian reform beneficiaries who are the recipients of the services provided by the Department via CARP. Both colors imply that economic growth and sound rural development can be achieved through agrarian reform.