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33 farm owners graduate from farm business school training

news reg 1 pix 1 july 19 2017A total of 33 farmers from Panacio, Antonino, Situbo and Tuburan Agrarian Reform Community (PANCITU ARC) recently graduated from the Farm Business School (FBS) training conducted in Sergio Osmena, Zamboanga del Norte.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Mohamamd Dassan Adju  said that the FBS is funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) and is implemented by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) and the Local Government Unit (LGU).

Adju said  that the six-month long training from October last year to July this year  aims to enhanced the entrepreneurial and marketing skills of the farmer-beneficiaries to run profitable agribusiness ventures by themselves.

“You learn by doing”, he said during the graduation rites.

DAR Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Engr Alfonso Tan said that the objective of the FBS is to teach the graduates different farming methods, create market linkages and increase their capability in farm business management to boost their farm income.

PARO I Rizzel B. Villanueva who was also present during the ceremony said that though the DAR provide support to achieve sustainability for this project, the agrarian reform beneficiary plays a significant role for its success. Villanueva was also joined by DA representative Erlinda Laranjo, Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer Elbert Alonzo, FBS Point Person Lorna Pandan and other DAR field implementors.

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Siocon town gets P331.8-M infrastructure projects

sunstarTHE National Government has poured in P331.8 million worth of infrastructure projects providing a boost to the economic development in the municipality of Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.

Mayor Julius Lobrigas of Siocon municipality said the projects included concreting of farm-to-market-roads, P127.7 million; port expansion, P81.1 million; and, construction of bridge, P123 million.

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DAR pours P91-M worth of infra projects in Zamboanga Sibugay

news reg 1 pix 1 august 30 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P91-million worth of infrastructure projects in the municipality of Payao in Zamboanga Sibugay to improve the economic conditions of farmer-beneficiaries. 

DAR Assistant Regional Director Agnes Maata said the concreting of 4-kilometer Balungisan-Upper Sumilong farm-to-market road, costing P28,773,587, and the rehabilitation, with spot concreting, of 13.5-kilometer Balungisan-Guiwan road, P17,843,239.42 would provide the farmer beneficiaries more access to various markets and trading centers.

“The rehabilitation of Bulawan Communal Irrigation System, amounting to P44,400,544.54, benefitting  an estimated 580 hectares of rice land is expected to boost the farmers’ yields,” Maata said.

The infrastructure projects are implemented through Agrarian Reform Communities Project phase 2 (ARCP2) under Asian Development Bank (ADB).

“These projects are significant in achieving progress in rural communities. These facilities are not only implemented to make life easier for our farmers but also to sustain the development of their communities,” Maata said.

Aside from the roads and irrigation system, four units of hand tractors, with a total cost of P724,000 were asidelso turned-over to Bulawan-Kulasian-Guiwan Irrigators’ Association, La Fortuna-Capale-San Isidro Irrigators’ Association, Kulasian Integrated Farmers’ Association, and Guiwan Payao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO II) Judith Patriarca-Mantos said the farm equipments were funded under the Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).

“Two agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in Payao also received P300,00 worth of water sanitation facilities under the Community-Managed Potable Water Sanitation and Hygeine (CPWASH) project. These ARBOs, which would enjoy the safe and clean drinking water, are the Guiwan Payao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (GPARBA) and Upper Sumilong Small Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (USSFARMCO),” Patriarca-Mantos said.

The turn over ceremony were witnessed by Mayor Joepher Mendoza, PARPO I Elizardo Villaseca, Provincial Agriculturist Zosimo Arevalo, Barangay Captain Rico Maata  and other  public officials. (John Lloyd Cababat/PIO/DAR-ZSibugay)


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