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DAR Conducts Tree Planting Activities In La Union

news regional pix 1 dec. 8 2015The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in La Union recently planted 2, 400 tree seedlings in agrarian reform communities (ARCs) in Halog and Bacnotan in support to the government’s Climate Change resiliency program.

Under Republic Act 9729, the government initiates ways and means to help farmers adapt to climate change. 

The tree-planting activities of DAR is our way of helping mitigate the effects of climate change, which greatly affects the livelihood of our agrarian reform beneficiaries,” said Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Atty. Raul C. Laluan.

The DAR personnel and officers and members of two agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) took time off from their office and farm chores, respectively, to plant tree seedlings in two separate occasions.news regional pix 2 dec. 8 2015

The Halog West Producers Multi-Purpose Cooperative planted 500 gemelina, 500 ipil-ipil and 200 assorted fruit trees in a 2.5-hectare land along the creek near Halog West ARC. 

In Arosip, Bacnotan, La Union, the Arosip Farmers Association planted 500 narra, 500 Mahogany and 200 assorted fruit trees in about the same size of land.

Tree planting, coastal clean-up and clean and green program are part of DAR-La Union’s regular activities in support to RA 9729. (Nemia Tatunay)

Photo 1: Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Atty. Raul C. Laluan plants his first seedling.

Photo 2:  DAR personnel aboard a bamboo raft to get to the planting site.

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