DAR Provides Livelihood Projects To More Than 600 Isabela Farmers

dar web news 2 pix 1 sept. 25 2014The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) through the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting program of the government has provided livelihood projects to 637 agrarian reform beneficiaries in Roxas and San Pablo in the province of Isabela.

Regional Director Marjorie Ayson recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Roxas Mayor Benedict C. Calderon, for two livelihood projects worth P499,500.00. One is a Cassava Production and Processing project and the other is a Mushroom Spawn and Mushroom Production Center. The projects will benefit the SIMIMBAAN-CASILBANGAN Model Rice Cluster Multi-Purpose Cooperative and the Mushroom and Vegetable Growers Association of Roxas (MUVEGAR). 

Ayson also signed another MOA with San Pablo Mayor Antonio Jose T. Miro III, for the provision of livelihood projects amounting to P300,000.00 to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) and other farmers in the municipality. dar web news 2 pix 2 sept. 25 2014

The projects include trainings and assistance for the establishment of vegetable production, mushroom production and organic fertilizer which will benefit three ARBOs namely the Balik Loob Cooperative, the Simanu Norte Pinacanauan Irrigators Association, Inc and the Dalena-San Vicente Irrigators Association. 

Ayson said that the livelihood projects will increase the income of farmers while helping the municipalities boost their agricultural productivity. 

“These livelihood projects will be lucrative income sources for our agrarian reform beneficiaries. Studies we have made show that there is a high demand for vegetable and mushroom production, and also organic fertilizers,” Ayson said.