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DAR provides farm machines to farmers’ orgs

news reg 1 pix 1 august 16 2018Thirteen agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in Ilocos Sur are expectant about the prospect of their future after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over to them P17 million worth of farm machineries.

DAR Regional Director Judita Tungol said these multi-million-peso worth of farm equipment include 13 farm tractors and two units combined harvesters.

“These farm implements will service more than 300 farmers here. These tractors would make farming easier and faster for them. It will also greatly improve their yield and increase their income,” Tungol said.

Tungol said the farm equipment were turned over to five ARBOs in Ilocos Sur’s first district and eight in its second district.

Tungol said the farm machines were given as “equipment grant,” which will be operated by the farm organization as business assets where user fees would be collected and utilized for the operation and maintenance of the farm equipment.

“Through this scheme, the organizations will be empowered to make their organizations grow by engaging into agri-business enterprises,” Tungol said.news reg 1 pix 2 august 16 2018

At the turn over ceremony, Christianne Suguitan, DAR’s provincial agrarian reform program officer, explained that department, through its ARC Connectivity Economic Support Service (ARCCESS) and the Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support Project (CRFPSP) Support Services Division implements the provision of farm machines to improve farm productivity and increase the net income of ARBs in a sustainable manner through their organizations.

“We are encouraging the members of ARBOs to be diligent in convincing farmers, especially ARBs to become members of farm cooperatives to increase ARB membership,” said Suguitan.

“The DAR can only provide additional support services to an organization if there is a growing ARB membership that will justify the need to deliver more farm machineries and equipment,” Suguitan added

news reg 1 pix 3 august 16 2018Suguitan said through ARCCESS, the DAR would introduce new farm technologies to ARBs to develop their farm cooperatives and ultimately increase their farm yield.

Present during the turn over were: DAR Assistant Secretary for Support Services Teresita Vistro, llocos Sur Vice Governor Jeremias Singson, and Caoayan, Ilocos Sur Mayor Juan Paolo Ancheta.

The turn over ceremony was held at the NSCC Industrial Park, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur. 

Photo 1: DAR Regional Director Judita Tungol poses beside the farm tractors for a souvenir photo with Governor Ryan Luis Singson, Mayor Juan Paolo Ancheta, & Fr. Nick Vaquilar, Assistant Secretary for Support Services Teresita Vistro, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Christianne Suguitan and the rest of the DAR Staff.

Photo 2 & 3: The farm tractors and harvesting machines distributed to the 13 agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) of Ilocos Sur.

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Land distribution in Ilocos region near completion

news reg 2 pix 1 july 27 2018The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Region 1 has distributed a total of 138,052 hectares of agricultural lands to 115,544 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from 1972 to June 2018 and provided them with Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs).

DAR Regional Director Judita Tungol reported this during the department’s 2018 performance review and planning session held in Tagaytay City.

“Of the land acquisition and distribution (LAD) scope of 139, 284 hectares in Ilocos region, DAR has distributed 138,052 hectares of agricultural to ARBs in this Region. This means, there are still 1,232 hectares left for distribution to farmer-beneficiaries in the next few years,” said Tungol.

“The good news is that, after conducting a cleansing and reconciliation with the department’s Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement (BLTI), the balance of 1,232 hectares was further reduced to 964 hectares,” explains Tungol.

However, the directive of President Duterte to cover private and public agricultural lands for distribution to landless farmers, Tungol said she expects more hectarage will be added to the remaining 964 hectares.

At present, DAR-Ilocos is focusing on the provision of various support services to help ARBs increase their farm production and household income.

“Helping our farmers does not stop after land distribution. We continue to provide farmers with support services such as farm machineries, post-harvest facilities, communal irrigation facilities, farm-to-market roads and numerous trainings on entrepreneurship to uplift their economic lives,” Tungol said.

The DAR’s performance review and planning session is currently being conducted from July 24-27, to resolve and address problems in implementing agrarian reform.  

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Pangasinan ARBOs receive farm machineries from DAR

news reg 1 pix 1 july 9 2018STA. MARIA, Pangasinan – A total of P13.5 million worth of farm machineries were recently handed over by the Department of Agrarian Reform to various Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations in the province of Pangasinan.

The turnover ceremony was facilitated at the Agrarian Reform Information and Marketing Center in Barangay Pilar, Sta. Maria town on Friday, July 6.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Maria Ana B. Francisco said 16 farm machineries were formally turned over to 15 ARBOs that were carefully selected by sector representatives of DAR Pangasinan.

Franciso said recipient ARBOs were selected based on their maturity rating and ability to manage farm machineries, rental business, magnitude and the magnitude of members who will benefit from the project.

“It is, therefore, necessary that the ARBOs should understand and be aware of their responsibilities,” she pointed out.news reg 1 pix 2 july 9 2018

Francisco also encouraged the members of cooperatives in the area to be diligent in convincing farmers, especially agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) to become members of farm cooperatives.

A total of seven 4-wheel drive tractors with 35-horsepower implements, two hand tractors and two combine harvester DC-60 worth P10,360,000.00 were released during the distribution that was funded under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).

Another three 4-wheel drive tractors 35-horsepower implements and two water pumps worth P3,180,000.00 were also distributed that were funded under the Climate Resiliency Farm Productivity Support Project (CRFPS).

Francisco said two hand tractors were also handed over to Basing Farmers Irrigators and Livestock Raisers Association, Inc. in Brgy. Basing, Lingayen and Sto. Domingo MPC that are based Brgy. Sto. Domingo, San Manuel.

news reg 1 pix 3 july 9 2018Members of the Bayanihan Hundred Island Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Linmansangan, Alaminos City and Lambayan MPC in Brgy. Poblacion, Mapandan also received combined harvesters DC-60.

Ten 4-wheel drive tractors with 35-horsepower implements were also given to ten ARBOs, to include the Cabarruyan Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Poblacion, Anda, Guelew MPC in Brgy. Guelew, San Carlos City, Taloy Guilig Women & Farmers Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Tempra Guilig, San Fabian, San Pedro Apartado MPC in Brgy. San Apartado, Alcala, Maganda Buhay Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Labuan, San Quintin, Kristine Heart MPC in Brgy. Labuan, Umingan, Albacopa Federation of Cooperative in Brgy. Pilar, Sta. Maria, Doliman Multipurpose Cooperative in Brgy. Doliman, Infanta, Brgy. Diaz Farmers’ Association in Brgy. Diaz, Bautista and Golden Farms Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Mantacdang, San Quintin, all in Pangasinan.

Two water pumps were given to Artacho Farmers’Association In Brgy. Artacho, Bautista.news reg 1 pix 4 july 9 2018

Ranilo Padilla, the Chief Operating Officer of Albacopa Federation of Cooperatives was thankful for DAR’s effort in providing these farm implements that will increase farm productivity and will benefit farmer-members of the ARBOs.

The common service facilities (CSF) distribution was also witnessed by top provincial officials of Pangasinan led by 6th district Board Member Atty. Noel C. Bince. 

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