The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is set to turn over a Massey Ferguson tractor to Lapu Lapu multi-purpose cooperative (MPC) to boost the agricultural productivity of farmer-beneficiaries in the municipality of Narra, Palawan.
Regional Director Erlinda Pearl V. Armada said the P3.1-million four-wheel drive, 90-horsepowered tractor including the farm implements-trailing harrow, disc plow and trailer, would greatly encourage farmers to work harder in their farms in the said municipality.
“The Lapu Lapu MPC was picked as a recipient of the equipment after meeting all the required specifications, in good condition and functional based on actual hands-on-training recently conducted by the Equity Machineries, Inc. in Palawan Agricultural Center, Irawan, Puerto Princesa City,” Armada said.
Farm equipments, like tractors, are being provided to farmer-beneficiaries under the government’s Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Conrado S. Guevarra told the agrarian reform beneficiaries to take care of the equipment because it will be their partner in boosting their agricultural land.
On the other hand, Lapu Lapu MPC Chairman Rudy Concepcion expressed gratitude to the Department for all the CSFs delivered to their cooperative. “Our rice productivity will certainly improve. As a cooperative, CSF rental can now be one of our additional services to our members”, Concepcion said.
The delivery of the tractor to the Lapu Lapu MPC will make it as the first in MIMAROPA Region to avail itself of a complete package of ARCCESS Program – CSFs and Professional Service Providers.