DAR Gives Cotabato Farmers A Brand New Tractor

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june 9 2015 national 1The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over a P3.1-million farm tractor to a farmers’ organization to help them increase farm productivity and their income.

A brand new, heavy-duty Massey Ferguson four-wheel drive tractor with implements was turned over to the Cebuano Small Coconut Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CSCFMPC) in Tupi, South Cotabato.

Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Engr. Nestor I. Villanueva, said that the 259-strong farmers cooperative would benefit from the tractor.

june 9 2015 national 2“This brand new 90-horsepowered tractor including the farm implements—trailing harrow, disc plow and trailer, would greatly improve and make farming a lot easier, reduce their expenses and improve farm yield,” said Villanueva.

Cooperative Manager Aurelio D. Solon who formally received the tractor said “this tractor is such a big help. It will speed up our plowing and other preparatory activities before actual planting. This tractor would now be one of our services to our members.”

 

Farm equipments like tractors, are being provided to agrarian reform beneficiaries under the DAR’s Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Project. (Kathleen Sespeñe)

Photo 1:  
Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Engr. Nestor I. Villanueva cuts the ceremonial ribbon during the turnover rites.

Photo 2:  
The brand new, heavy-duty Massey Ferguson four-wheel drive turned over to the Cebuano Small Coconut Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative.