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Mindoro farmers receive P5.3 M-worth of farm machineries

news reg 2 pix 1 june 15 2018.jpegThe Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in MIMAROPA Region recently turned over a PhP5.3M-worth of farm machineries to three agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in Occidental Mindoro to help boost their agricultural production and improve their income.

Regional Director Stephen M. Leonidas said the recipient of three units of DC60 Rice Combine Harvester with trailer bed include New Dagupan Tanyag Multipurpose Cooperative in Calintaan, Tagumpay Multipurpose Cooperative in Rizal and St. Marcos Multipurpose Cooperative in Magsaysay.

The machineries were provided under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Project. 

“Having a business plan is important to achieve success. With the plan, your organization will be properly guided on how to manage, operate and maintain the common service facility in an efficient and economical manner,” Leonidas said.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Luisito A. Jacinto said part of their mission in the DAR is to assist and guide the farmer-beneficiaries. With the provision of these facilities, they have high hopes that farmers would be able to improve their agri-enterprise through service rental not just for the members but for the nearby municipalities.news reg 2 pix 2 june 15 2018.jpeg

“Around 250 farmer-members from the three ARBOs would benefit from the grant. With farm mechanization, the yield in the province would highly increase considering that the cooperatives are the major rice-producers in the area,” Jacinto said.

“Wala na pong dahilan para hindi kumita ang Coop. Sa pamamagitan po ng harvester na ito, magtiwala po kayo na mapapaunlad namin ito at makakabili kami ng dagdag pang makinarya. Tuwang tuwa po kami sa resulta ng pagsasama sama natin”, Chairperson Laurencia Osic of New Dagupan Tanyag MPC said.

Prior to the turn-over ceremony, joint inspection and actual field-testing were conducted with the ARBO together with, DAR Regional Inspectorate Team, supplier-Lyndelle Agro-Industrial Sales, and other government agencies. (Gefelyn A. Goleng)

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DAR handed over 378 CLOAs to Oriental Mindoro farmers

news reg 2 pix 1 feb. 3 2018The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) handed over 378 certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 336 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Oriental Mindoro last January 31, 2018. The distributed CLOAs covered around 442.9844 hectares of agricultural lands in 12 towns in the said province.

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DAR cites 15 outstanding cooperatives of Mimaropa

news reg 1 pix 1 dec. 15 2017PASIG CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Region IV-B conducted its 1st MIMAROPA ARBOs (agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations) Summit where it cited 15 outstanding ARBOs in the region.

With the theme “Organisasyong Magsasaka: Katuwang sa Patuloy na Pag-unlad,” the summit recognized and showcased the gains and achievements of ARBOs after the assistance of DAR and its partner-agencies.

The summit was graced by newly-appointed DAR Acting Secretary John Castriciones who emphasized the marching order of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to empower and uplift the lives of farmers in the country. 

“As Secretary of DAR, we will continue to undertake programs and activities to help you, our agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) form yourselves into ARBOs. These citations that you received are proof that your hard work and the assistance of the department and our partner agencies are successful in increasing your income and uplifting your lives,” said Castriciones. 

He also directed the DAR-MIMAROPA to encourage farmers to become members of cooperative to avail of support services provided by the DAR.

“As a member, [of cooperative,] farmers can avail credit assistance, crop insurance, farm facilities, and marketing support for a sustainable crop production, agri-enterprise, and livelihood projects that would help them increase their income,” Castriciones said.

Regional Director Arnel Dizon said that under the DAR beneficiaries’ development program, DAR-MIMAROPA is currently assisting 175 ARBOs.

“Out of the 175 ARBOs, 15 stood out as the best performing cooperatives in terms of growth, income, management, and sustainability,” Dizon said.

“This summit would encourage the ARBOs to work towards liberating themselves from dependence on capitalists and financiers. With sustainability and effective management of their cooperative’s agri-businesses, this is possible,” he explained.

The 15 outstanding ARBOs include the San Miguel Farmers and Fishers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC), Magdiwang MPC, Samahang Gumagawa Tungong Tagumpay MPC, Mina De Oro MPC, Baliis Farmers & Community Association, LinksFARM Magsaysay Site, Mansalay Agriculture & Fisheries Development Cooperative, Liwanag ng NAPO Multi-Sectoral Peoples Cooperative, Agra Progreso, Malalong MPC, St. Maria Agrarian Reform Cooperative, Tanikala ng Pagkakaisa, Longon MPC CK Plus and Tuban Blessed Farmers MPC.

The farmers' summit was held on Dec. 13, 2017.news reg 1 pix 2 dec. 15 2017

The MIMAROPA region consist of Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan. 

Photo 1: Secretary John Castriciones congratulates Manvel Portugal, chairman of Mina De Oro Multi-Purpose Cooperative, one of the 15 outstanding ARBos of MIMAROPA. Assisting the Secretary is Regional Director Arnel Dizon, Asst. Regional Director Beth Lee and Prov. Agrarian Reform Officer Joselito Diaz.

Photo 2: The Secretary with DAR-MIMAROPA Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officers.

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DAR launches Farm Business School in Marinduque

news reg 1 pix 1 august 4 2017Torrijos, Marinduque- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the local government of Torrijos recently opened a Farm Business School (FBS) in Barangay Sibuyao, Torrijos to empower the farmers in this community.

Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officer Estela Laylay, lead facilitator of the project, said FBS would run up to 25 sessions and in between the sessions will be field on-site application.

FBS aims to teach the participants different farming methods, create market linkages and increase their capability in farm business management to boost their income.

Aside from farmers, enrolees were composed of members of Samahang Pangkabuhayan Farmers Association (SPFA), barangay officials and even senior high school students of Sibuyao National High School.news reg 1 pix 2 august 4 2017

Municipal Administrator Michael Velasco, representing the Municipal Mayor Lorna Velasco, said studying under FBS would help farmers develop their skill in agriculture entrepreneruship. “The office of the Mayor is open and ready to extend help and support to DAR in empowering our farmers,” he said.

The outpouring support of the Sibuyao Barangay officials under the leadership of Barangay Chairman Angelito Laylay was best manifested when Laylay openly announced that the seeds to be used in the farms under the project will be provided free by the barangay.

OIC-Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Isagani Placido, elated by the support of all the involved stakeholders and students’ interest in FBS, said that Barangay Sibuyao is fortunate enough to be the first barangay in Marinduque to have this DAR project.

news reg 1 pix 3 august 4 2017“I challenge you (the enrolees) to complete the 25 sessions, apply those learnings to your farms, be successful and become the model to other barangays,” Placido said.

Highlights of the activity is the signing of memorandum of agreement and pledge of commitment between DAR, MLGU-Torrijos, BLGU-Sibuyao SPFA and all the stakeholders. (Alejandro Bunag, Public Information Officer)

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MIMAROPA Region News

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Mindoro farmers receive P5.3 M-worth of farm machineries

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in MIMAROPA Region recently turned over a PhP5.3M-worth of farm machineries to three agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in Occidental Mindoro to help boost their agricultural production and improve… Read More..
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DAR cites 15 outstanding cooperatives of Mimaropa

PASIG CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Region IV-B conducted its 1st MIMAROPA ARBOs (agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations) Summit where it cited 15 outstanding ARBOs in the region.With the theme “Organisasyong Magsasaka: Katuwang sa… Read More..
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DAR launches Farm Business School in Marinduque

Torrijos, Marinduque- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the local government of Torrijos recently opened a Farm Business School (FBS) in Barangay Sibuyao, Torrijos to empower the farmers in this community.Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officer… Read More..

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