P6.2-M Farm Equipment Distributed To Farmers In Cagayan

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news national pix 1 jan. 29 2016TUGUEGARAO CITY—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) started the year with a bang, distributing farm machines to more than 200 farmers belonging to agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) here.

Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson said the machines are intended for rice, corn and sugarcane production of ARBOs here. “With these farm machineries, farmers can now till their farms faster and more efficiently. These machines would also help farmers minimize their losses in production and increase their yield and income,” she said.

A 10-wheeler heavy tractor was awarded to the Pinoy Bagong Pag-asa Marketing Cooperative for the improvement of sugarcane productivity in Tuao, Cagayan. 
One unit of shredder each was awarded to the Salamin Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Tuao, Cagayan and to the Maduvika Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Both ARBOs are involved mainly in rice production.  

Ayson said the shredders would also be used by the ARBOs for their vermicomposting enterprise.news national pix 2 jan. 29 2016
Ayson led the distribution of the farm machines to the three ARBOs on January 8, 2016 at the Regional Office in Tuguegarao City. She was joined by Virgilio M. Acasili, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer of Cagayan-Batanes, Dir. III for Support to Operations Jess Beth G. Quidasol and other DAR personnel.

Farm implements are being provided to agrarian reform beneficiaries under the DAR’s Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Project. (Danielicah S. Cruz)

Photo 1:
Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson (seated, rightmost), PARPO Virgilio M. Acasili (center) and PARPO Eunomio P. Israel (leftmost) sign the turnover documents to seal new ownership of the facilities by the ARBOs.

Photo 2:
Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson (center), Dir. Jess Beth Quidasol (2nd from right), PARPO Eunomio P. Israel (rightmost) and ARCCESS Point Person Bely Dela Cruz (3rd from right) with ARBO members after inspecting the shredder for turnover.