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February 09, 2014 1831

MOA on ARCCESS Project

The Department of Agrarian Reform in Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to conduct Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Enterprise Support Services (ARCCESS) project at a ceremony held recently at SDSSU campus, Tandag City last July 3, 2013. The MOA covers the Organizational and Enterprise Needs Assessment and Design Assessment of the proposed “Rice Production and Palay Trading” and “Crop Trading.” These are to be… Read More..
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Feb 09, 2014 1626

Farmers Lead 25th CARP Anniversary

The Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of Agusan del Norte led the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) where more than a thousand of farmers joined the motorcade and a farmers’ forum was held last June 14, 2013 in Agusan del Norte. Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Caraga Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay said, “All we have done so far is addressing the challenges in bringing the CARP implementation process towards the successes of the… Read More..
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Feb 09, 2014 1495

DAR Gears Up For Mechanized Farming

The Department of Agrarian Reform in the province of Agusan del Norte through Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (DAR-ARCCESS) recently conducted a 2-day formulation of Policies, Systems and Procedures (PSPs) and orientation of Common Services Facilities (CSFs) for mechanized farming held recently at Brgy. Tagabaca, Butuan City and Baleguian, Jabonga. The ARCCESS program is a government led initiative to help farmer beneficiaries transform from mere producers… Read More..
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Feb 09, 2014 1377

DAR Agusan Norte Surpassed Land Distribution Target

The Department of Agrarian Reform in Agusan del Norte has set a record breaking 160 percent performance in land distribution from the annual projection of 1,370 hectares even before the 1st semester ends. As early as June 15, 2013, records showed that the office distributed a total of 2,198 hectares of agricultural lands to 1,248 farmer beneficiaries against this year’s target of 1,370 hectares. The remaining fifteen (15) days of the 1st semester is focused on the delivery of the additional… Read More..

Agusan del Norte ARBOs Received P 6M Farm Implements

The Department of Agrarian Reform Agusan del Norte through the implementation of Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) has turned over P6 million worth of modern farm implements to two Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) recently.
Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio Delos Reyes graced the said occasion. Also in the limelight were DAR Caraga Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay, OIC-Assistant Regional Director for Operation (ARDO) and Concurrent Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II Andre B. Atega, CESO VI, DAR-Agusan del Norte, Governor Erlpe John M. Amante, together with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, and some local chief executives.
Secretary Delos Reyes said “sana po ang equipment na ito ay magamit upang sa gayon mapababa nila ang production cost at tumaas ang kanilang kita para sa ikauunlad ng kanilang kabuhayan”, (Hopefully these equipment will be used to lower production cost and lead to boost farm productivity and improve farmers’ living condition.)
OIC-ARDO/PARO II Andre B. Atega, CESO VI said, “The new machines given to Tagabaca MPC and Baliguian Irrigators Association are investments for improving productivity and the future where the farmers can be one with machines than just with carabaos.”
Hon. Mayor Glicerio M. Monton, Jr. of Jabonga lauded DAR under the administration of Secretary Virgilio Delos Reyes for its interventions that possibly bring his constituents into a dramatic increase in farm productivity.
“I am very thankful to DAR since Baliguian Irrigators Association is one of the recipients of ARCCESS program. This could be a great help to our farmers of becoming economically and commercially viable” Mayor Monton added.
The two organizations involved Tagabaca Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Baliguian Irrigators Association whose approved projects are Tagabaca Grains Center and Integrated Rice Production and Marketing, respectively.
Tagabaca Multi-Purpose Cooperative received machineries that includes 5 units hand tractors with implement, 4 units cultivator/power tiller and 2 units threshers, while Baliguian Irrigators are 3 units hand tractor with implements, 1 unit combine harvester and 3 units threshers.
ARCCESS Coordinator Raul N. Hermoso said that another two ARBOs will each receive P 3 million funding support from ARCCESS, namely, the Avanceña Beneficiary Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Sanghan ARC in Barangay Sanghan, Cabadbaran City, and the Palmavera Small Coconut Farmer Beneficiaries Cooperative of Mapcola ARC in Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte. He also stated, “Aside from providing the farmers with common services facilities, DAR will also contract service providers that can assist the beneficiaries in using the new equipment.”
The said farm implements was granted to the said ARB Organizations, who will serve as conduits of the ARCCESS program to encourage other agrarian reform beneficiaries to become ARBO members. The program is in response to the mandate of Republic Act 9700 to provide subsidies to agrarian reform beneficiaries.