DAR-AgNor assists ARB orgs to qualify for credit program

PIAnewlogo2017BUTUAN CITY, June 23 -- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Agusan del Norte has assisted 11 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in the province to qualify this year’s credit assistance under the government Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP). This was disclosed by DAR Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer (CARPO) Judith M. Domingo during the conduct of a review and assessment workshop with the ARBOs last June 19, 2017 held at Luciana Convention Center here.

In a statement, CARPO Domingo said that the department is assisting the farmers to comply with the necessary documents for the said credit program.

“We are helping the ARBO’s to meet their financing needs for crop production or agri-enterprise or livelihood activities,” CARPO Domingo added.

APCP Coordinator Luningning B. Ycoy said that the workshop also aimed to review the proposals of the ARBOs to qualify for government credit facility.

“The farmers-organizations have expected to receive credit assistance in the third quarter of this year,” Ycoy added.

According to Ycoy, as of December 2016, more than P17 million credit funds were released to 39 ARB Organizations benefitting to more than 2,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries in the province.

The APCP is a convergence initiative involving the DAR, Department of Agriculture and Land Bank of the Philippines. (Gil E. Miranda, DAR-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1701498207369