Land survey instruments inspected

news reg 1 pix 1 oct. 3 2016SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (Oct. 3, 2016)—Agrarian Reform Undersecretary for Field Operations Marcos Risonar, Jr. (2nd from left) inspected the land survey instruments used to separate CARPable and non-CARPable lands here.

Risonar ordered the DAR survey office to fast track the survey of land to hasten the process of determining the total area of land for distribution to agrarian reform beneficiaries.

CARPable lands are agricultural lands that can be awarded to qualified farmer-beneficiaries under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). Non-CARPable lands are lands classified as rocky, mountainous, watershed and forestlands. These lands are ordered protected areas by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Risonar is currently in Agusan del Sur to attend a dialogue with farmers organized by the DAR. The dialogue seeks to help and assist farmers with their issues and concerns on agricultural lands.

Also in photo: Regional Director Julita Ragandang, Bureau of Land Survey Director Joey Sumatra, Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO) of Agusan del Sur Leoncio Bautista Jr. and PARO of Surigao del Sur Jose Sibucao.