DAR distributes 13,500 hectares of land in Caraga

manila-bulletin-logo2The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has distributed 13,541 hectares of agricultural lands in Caraga Region (Region 13) this year, surpassing the region’s target of 11,088 hectares.

The latest tranche of farmland was distributed last week with a total of 860.1465 hectares to 491 farmers in Jabonga, Agusan del Sur.

DAR-Caraga regional director Faisar Mambuay led the distribution of the certificate of land ownership awards (CLOAs) covering packets of landholdings in barangays Bangonay, Libas and Cuyago.

Mambuay said the distribution of lands is the DAR’s commitment to the farmers in the hope of improving their living condition and spurring rural development.

“The government also implements various support services to ensure economic improvement in the farming sector. These services come in the form of credit assistance, crop insurance and trainings,” Mambuay said.

Danilo Dayong, a 50-year-old famer and a recipient of a three-hectare lot from Barangay Bangonay, described it as an early Christmas gift from the government.

“There is never too late for a blessing like this. I was a farmer since childhood, now I am a landowner,” Dayong said.

Jabonga Vice Mayor Glicerio Monton said the DAR’s continued implementation of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in his municipality is a big help in uplifting the lives of his constituents, particularly the farmers. (By Ellalyn de Vera, December 14, 2013)

Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/dar-distributes-13500-hectares-of-land-in-caraga/