Over 27,000 farmers to benefit from new farm machines

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philstar new logoMANILA, Philippines - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will turn over P19.3-million worth of farm machines next month to 42 farmers organizations of Region 1 to help increase farm productivity and household income.

DAR Regional Director Homer Tobias said farm machines to be distributed in July include corn shellers, hand tractors, reapers and threshers.

"The 42 farmers’ organizations were picked as recipients of the farm machinery after meeting all the required specifications. We have also conducted trainings on the proper use of these farm machines in the provinces of La Union, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur,"  Tobias said.

Tobias said that over 27,000 farmer-beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program will benefit from the project.

"The use of these farm machines will also be extended to non-agrarian reform beneficiaries of the community," he added.

In one of DAR's trainings, Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Maria Ana Francisco told agrarian reform beneficiaries to take care of the equipment to ease the burden on their part and boost their farm productivity.

Nation ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatchequipment are being provided to farmer-beneficiaries under the DAR's Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services.

The farm equipment are being provided to farmer-beneficiaries under the DAR's Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services.

Source:http://www.philstar.com/nation/2015/06/29/1471310/over-27000-farmers-benefit-new-farm-machines