P33 Million Irrigation Project For Jabonga Farmers

news national pix 1 feb. 23 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently handed the P33-million communal irrigation systems (CIS) to Baleguian Organic Farmers Irrigator’s Association (BOFIA) in Brgy. Baleguian, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte.

Regional Director Julita Ragandang said the irrigation project was funded under the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP-III). It included three dams  to serve 180 hectares of rice land in the area.news national pix 2 feb. 23 2016

She said the irrigation facility is the second project of the DAR-ARISP III in the barangay.

In her message, RD Julita Ragandang emphasized DARs commitment to partner with NIA and the local government to bring more development in agrarian reform communities. “But it is the unity and the strong will of the farmer beneficiaries that prompt this project to be realized”, Ragandang added.

BOFIA Chairman Winefredo Maldo expressed thanks to DAR for the project that would benefit 118 farmers in our barangay.

Board Member Danny Moran said the DAR and NIA are vital partners in rural development especially in Agusan del Norte.

In the same occasion, DAR also handed 11 common service farm facilities to BOFIA worth P4.3 million under the DAR’s Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Program. (Joie L. Ceballos)