DAR-11 turns over P5-M coco-cacao processing projects to Davao del Sur ARBOs

news national 2 pix 1 may 24 2018DAVAO CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform in Davao Region (DAR-XI) on Tuesday, May 22 handed over coco-cacao production processing and marketing projects to seven agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in the province of Davao del Sur.

The distribution of the projects was materialized under DAR’s Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agricultural Development (MINSAAD) project through its Agriculture, Agri-business, and Agro-Forestry Development (AAAD) component.news national 2 pix 2 may 24 2018

All of the seven ARBOs who received the projects came from the municipality of Magsaysay, specifically from the villages of San Miguel, Balnate, Tagaytay, Malawanit, Bacungan, and Glamang.

The projects, with a cost of P5.3 million, is expected to benefit around 686 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs).

It will also develop a total land area of 669 hectares within the barangays where the recipient ARBOs are situated.

news national 2 pix 3 may 24 2018The turnover ceremony was spearheaded by DAR Undersecretary Sylvia Mallari together with MINSAAD Project Manager Eduardo Suaybaguio and OIC-PARPO II Elmerito Gerigdig.

Local government officials of Magsaysay town was also present during the event led by Vice Mayor Donnabelle Joy Mejia, Councilor Silverio Tirate, and Municipal Agriculturist Helen Carampatana.

Officials and members of recipient ARBOs expressed gratitude to DAR for the release of their projects. 

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