The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P12.3-M worth of heavy tractors to farmer-beneficiaries in Negros Oriental to boost the quality of their agricultural products.
Regional Director Alejandro S. Otacan said the facilities, composed of four (4) 90-horsepowered four-wheel drive tractors, would benefit the farmers from identified agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Negros Oriental.
“The farm tractors, implemented under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) project of the DAR will help develop farmers’ organizations and ultimately increase their farm yield,” Otacan said.
ARCCESS is an alternative rural development approach wherein support services provided by the DAR are delivered directly to selected agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO II) Louie Naranjo, who signed the acceptance of farm facilities, said the machineries would not only increase their farm yield but would also help ease the burden in land preparation.