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DAR validates farm machines of agrarian cooperatives

news reg 2 pix 1 may 26 2016BATANGAS—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently conducted a series of on-site validation of farm machines given to agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) here to check and secure its status and to know if the machines are being utilized accordingly by the ARBOs.

Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Ma. Surallah Rabino said most of the machines validated were in good condition. “We are proud to say that most of the cooperatives earned extra income by renting out their equipment to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and other farmers.”

Rabino said the farm machines were analyzed based on focal points such as full utilization, underutilization and non-utilization.

“Machines that fall in the category of non-utilization will be retrieved by [the] DAR for transfer to other ARBOs who need them. Meanwhile those [machines] that are underutilized will be modified and upgraded to suit the need of the farmers,” explained Rabino.news reg 2 pix 2 may 26 2016

The cooperatives visited and validated are: the PIFADECO MPC in Pinagsibaan ARC, Rosario; Dayapan MPC in Bilog-bilog ARC, Tanauan; Riverside MPC in Bulihan ARC, Nasugbu,; DAMBA MPC and  KAMAHARI Agri-based MPC in Hacienda Palico ARC, Nasugbu; Prenza MPC and PRELABASACA IA in Humayingan/Putingkahoy/Cumba/Prenza ARC, Lian; Magahis MPC in Bayudbud/Toong/Magahis ARC, Tuy; Lucban MPC and Taludtod MPC in Lucban/Taludtod/Putol ARC, Balayan; Quilo-quilo IA in Integrated Padre Garcia ARC, Padre Garcia; Association of Ibaan Irrigators in Matala, Ibaan and Carretonan MPC in Balibago/ Talisay Carretonan ARC, Calatagan.

The provisions of farm machines were implemented under DAR’s Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCESS). (Jasper Christian Maralit)

Photo 1: Agrarian Reform Program Officer (ARPO) Malic Ali (in brown shirt) checks the farm machines of the Dayapan Multipurpose Cooperative.

Photo 2: (From left to right) ARPO Malic Ali, SARPT Adora Ocampo, CARPO Ma. Surallah Rabino clearly explains the purpose of the validation to Mrs. Cresenciana Sarmiento, General Manager of PIFADECO MPC.


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