The Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity Economic Support Services Program or the ARCESS Program is a government initiative for an inter-sectoral partnership to help improve the organizational capabilities of participating agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in agri-enterprise development.
The program was implemented by Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to increase farm productivity, improve the net income of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and sustain their livelihood through provision of professional services. Business development services (BDS) are also covered by the program in order to enhance ARBs’ capacities for sustainable farm enterprises including the operation of common service facilities (CSF). Furthermore, provision of common services facilities (CSF) on farm machineries and equipment to ARBs organization will be utilized for a fee by ARBs and Non-ARBs.
The turn-over of the CSF and signing of the certificate of turn-over and acceptance was done at Dapa Municipal Hall with PARO II Teresita E. Depeñoso, MSBA and Honorable Mayor Peter P. Ruaya last April 29, 2013, as witnessed by the ARBOs, DARPO-BDCD Staffs and DAR Central BARBD Staff.
The Common Service Facilities (CSF) is awarded to vegetable raisers from different Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in the municipality of Dapa, Surigao del Norte and are as follows: Union Agro-aqua Credit Cooperative, Don Paulino United Farmers and Fishermen Credit Cooperative, Osmeña Farmers Credit Cooperative, Brgy. Uno Poblacion Credit Organization and Sta. fe Credit Association.
The CSF turn-over were included 3 units of Cultivator/Power Tillers which costs P 449,811.00 and 2 units of Water Pumps that costs P 115,874.00.