DAR-DTI Caraga to implement assistance projects in 2015

piaSURIGAO DEL SUR, Nov. 27 (PIA) – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Caraga region, conducted recently in this city the synchronized targeting and planning on the assistance for agrarian cooperatives to be implemented in calendar year 2015.

 The identified assistance is the distribution of P1M worth of equipment for the processing center for coffee in which the Mabuhay Kahayagan Coffee Growers Cooperatives in the Municipality of Tagbina is the sole recipient for the province of Surigao del Sur.

 Other agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) who are also grantees for the implementation of the said programs are the following: Taguibo Organic Farmers Association for Sustainable Agriculture of Butuan City; Magkiangkang Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MAMCO) of Agusan del Sur, Garcia Farmers and Fisher-folks Credit Cooperative of Surigao del Norte; Trinidad Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative from Surigao City, Honrado Farmers Credit Cooperative of Surigao del Norte; and Libas Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Agusan del Norte.

 Likewise, free label and package design for food products will also be included.

 The DAR-DTI partnership is geared towards one goal - to empower reform beneficiaries to be competitive in producing their own products that eventually could match the demands not only in the local but international market.

 Both agencies accordingly assured to deliver the said assistance by 2015. (NGBT/Myra Q. Yu-DAR Info Officer/PIA Surigao del Sur)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1741416897652/dar-dti-caraga-to-implement-assistance-projects-in-2015