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DAR gives 5 hand tractors to Nueva Vizcaya farmer-coops - See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=491414118702#sthash.B0DwG1lw.dpuf

piaBAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , October 21 (PIA)– The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here  recently turned-over  five hand tractors with its accessories to farmers’ cooperatives in the province inorder to improve agricultural productivity and food security.

The hand tractors was awarded at the Highlander Hotel in barangay Roxas here through the DAR’s Common Service Facilities (CSFs) project.

Jose Grageda, DAR undersecretary for field operations said the hand tractors is part of the agricultural modernization program assistance for farmers in the countryside.

“We expect that these facilities and equipments will be utilized for better productivity and  to boost food security  in this province,” he said.

The recipients of the CSFs were the Bayombong – Magapuy  Multi-Purpose Cooperative(BMMPC),  Paitan Farmers’ and Irrigators Association(PFIA),  St. Vincent  Farmers’ Cooperative (SVFC)in Dupax del Sur town, Bambang Grains Association (BGA)and the Sto. Domingo Grains Cooperative(SDGC), also in Bambang town.

CSF is a component of DAR’s “Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).

ARCESS is  DAR’s strategic intervention to retain the awarded lands of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) through increased production and engagement in agri-based and related enterprises. 

Aside from the CSF, the project’s other components are agri-technology and agri-extension services, business development services, credit facilitation, and land tenure improvement. 

The project aims to strengthen the ARB organizations by building them as hubs of support services in the community which are expected to contribute to increasing   ARB household incomes and improve resiliency of ARB households. (BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=491414118702

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