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)