Isulan, Sultan Kudarat -The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recently received seven brand new heavy-duty tractors worth Php 20.916,000.00 under Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).
These tractors will be distributed to deserving agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Central Mindanao to help ease farming activities, lessen expenses and improve their productivity.
Regional Director Nasser Musali said that the seven units are brand new Massey Ferguson four-wheel drive tractors with 90- HP minimum rated power, 4 cylinder diesel engines, and turbo charged intercooler.
He said the tractor, together with its respective implements such as mounted disc plow, trailing disc harrow and 5-ton heavy-duty trailer, costs P2,988,000.00 each.
Musali said that the receipt of the first batch of farm machineries will give meaning to the lives of the farmer- beneficiaries in the region. He added that a second batch will follow soon.
ARCCESS program is DAR’s strategic intervention to retain the awarded lands of ARBs through increased production and engagement in agri-based and related enterprises and hoping that it will help the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries become viable entrepreneurs. (Sara Jane Sinsuat)