DAR: Beneficiaries should join agrarian reform cooperatives

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sunstarlogoA TOP official of the Department of Agrarian (DAR) has advised the DAR beneficiaries to join the agrarian reform cooperatives (ARCs) to be able to avail themselves of the assistance given by the government. DAR Regional Director Felix Aguhob issued the advice, as he observed that more than half of the 115,035 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the region are not members of the ARCs.

Aguhob said that only 44,976 of the 115,035 ARBs are members of the ARCs.

Aguhob said it is important for the ARBs to be member of the ARCs since the government through DAR gives the assistance to the beneficiaries through the cooperatives.

He said the assistance being extended to ARCs include technology transfer and financial assistance.

Aguhob added the other ARBs do not join the ARCs "since they have this wait and see attitude" and they would only join once they see the cooperatives are already getting assistance from the agency.

Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/zamboanga/local-news/2016/08/28/dar-beneficiaries-should-join-agrarian-reform-cooperatives-494288