NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Dec. 1 (PIA6) – The employees from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) – Negros Occidental 2 were able to plant around 1,500 mangrove trees recently at Barangay 3, Pontevedra town.
Around 150 employees from both DAR and the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) took part in the tree-planting activity.
Lucrecia Taberna, provincial agrarian reform program officer, said the activity is a yearly program of agency under gender and development, which aims to instill the true spirit of environmental stewardship among DAR personnel.
The participating agrarian reform cooperatives comprised the Federation of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperatives in North Negros (Farbconn) formed in June last year.
The planning-workshop determined the business feasibility of the first five projects identified by the agrarian reform cooperatives during their strategic planning held last September 28.