DAR Kalinga targets 1,172 has. for land tenure improvement until 2015

piaTABUK CITY, Kalinga, April 16 (PIA) - - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) provincial office here targets to cover 1,172 hectares under its land tenure improvement program until 2015.

Edano Canao, provincial agrarian reform officer,  said 54 hectares  are  targeted to be covered through compulsory acquisition where government will  distribute these lands to the landless with just compensation.

He said another 68 hectares are  covered under voluntary land transfer where the land owners and occupants agree on the process of their transfer agreeing, among others on the price with DAR as facilitator.

On process for distribution this year are 186 hectares pipelined  in 2013.

He said they have also identified 122 hectares of new lands which are potential for distribution and pipelined this current year. These new lands are included in the programmed target for 2015.(JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

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P35M agrarian infra projects completed in Kalinga

piaRIZAL, Kalinga, April 2 (PIA) - - The P35 million Macutay-Liwan farm-to-market road (FMR) funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and implemented by the Department of Agrarian Reform under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)  is reported completed and  subject for final inspection.
Agustina Duyan, Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer,   said the Macutay-Liwan FMR  covers about 6 kilometers and  links the western barangays of Rizal to its eastern  barangays.
This road also connects to the circumferential road going to Pinucoc, Pinukpuk then to Tabuk City and to the Liwan-Tuguegarao national road which will impact on the easy transport of agricultural products to the market.
Duyan also informed   that   the P2.7 million Katagoan Water System, which will  benefit barangays Liwan West and Calaocan,  is on-going construction.
Seventeen  units of water pumps  are also   intended for Bulbul and 14 to San Quintin. Other components were completed last year.
Duyan said two small irrigation dams are still being worked out particularly survey on location and design. “These are the Bulo irrigation dam and canal construction in the amount of P11M with potential irrigable area of 72 hectares and Pangol irrigation dam of P9M proposed funding to irrigate 60 hectares.
The projects are  under the  component of the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project Phase III provided as a grant by JICA in support to CARP- covered agrarian reform communities in the province.
For the other components, Duyan  informed  that  training on agricultural and cooperative development was also carried out last year with the assistance of the Agriculture department and Cooperative Development Authority.
Members of the San Pascual Multi-Purpose Cooperative were given trainings on policy formulation, accounting and bookkeeping, and financial management.
Irrigators’ association members were trained also on action planning and were assisted of their registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Under  swine production, ten piglets were also distributed to women cooperative members of San Pascual, Bulbul and San Quintin. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

DAR reports on agri-support projects in Kalinga

piaTINGLAYAN, Kalinga, March 25 (PIA) - - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) provincial office here reported  that the P30.3 million Bunog-Matoc communal irrigation project (CIP) in this municipality is 48 percent  accomplished while the P34M farm-to-market road (FMR) concreting and bridge component is scheduled for biding.

The projects are funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the form of grant  and implemented by the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project Phase III (ARISPIII) of DAR’s comprehensive agrarian reform program (CARP).

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DAR Turns Over P25.9-M Road Project In Benguet

dar web news pix 2 nov. 6 2013The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P25,918,880 worth of farm-to-market road in Barangay Ampusongan to boost the economic activities in Bakun, Benguet.
The 5.3 kilometer road, with 3,364 meters of gutter and 18 lines of culvert, will provide farmers easier access to the market to open up more business opportunities for their farm products.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II Robert Ampaguey said the road project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project phase III (ARISP III).
“The local government’s role in this project is to maintain the road for at least another 10 years. The local government also plans to construct additional curb and gutters or repair scoured portions to prevent destruction of the road,” Ampaguey said.
Mayor Faustino Labinio, on his part, encouraged the farmers to produce better quality of cabbage, one of their major crops, to take advantage of the road and bring more products to the market. 

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