Agusan Farmers Receive Early Christmas Gifts From DAR

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dar web news pix 1 dec. 13 2013 400The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) distributed Monday a total of 860.1465 hectares of agricultural lands to 491 farmers in Jabonga, Agusan del Sur, bringing to 13,541 hectares of farmland already distributed in Caraga region for the year and surpassing the region’s target of 11,088 hectares.

DAR Caraga regional director Faisar Mambuay led the distribution of the certificate of land ownership awards (CLOAs) covering packets of landholdings in barangays Bangonay, Libas and Cuyago.

Mambuay said the distribution of lands is the DAR’s commitment to the farmers in the hope of improving their living condition and spurring rural development.

“The government also implements various support services to ensure economic improvement in the farming sector. These services come in the form of credit assistance, crop insurance and trainings” Mambuay said.
dar web news pix 2 dec. 13 2013 400Mr. Danilo Dayong, 50-year old farmer and a recipient of a 3-hectare area from Barangay Bangonay, shed tears of joy as he received the land title which he described as an early Christmas gift from the government.

“There is never too late for a blessing like this. I was a farmer since childhood, now I am a landowner” Dayong said.

Jabonga Vice Mayor Glicerio Monton said the DAR’s continued implementation of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in his municipality is a big help in uplifting the lives of his constituents, particularly the farmers.”