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DAR to distribute more land in 2015

zambotimesThe Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Regional Office 9 is targeting to distribute 5,940 hectares of land to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries for this year.

 DAR 9 Regional Director Julita Ragandang said the 5,940 hectares of land will be distributed to 4,212 agrarian reform beneficiaries. For Zamboanga del Sur, 1,594 hectares will be distributed, Zamboanga del Norte - 2,741, and for Zamboanga Sibugay - 1,605 hectares.

“The banner program of the DAR 9 is land distribution. This is really the major program that we are undertaking every year. This is the one that we are pursuing to distribute to the farmer beneficiaries at the different barangay’s regionwide.” Ragandang said.

For the year 2013, the department distributed 2,098 hectares of land to 1,902 beneficiaries while for 2014, they distributed 2,555 hectares of land to 2,416 beneficiaries.

Last year, for Zamboanga City, which is part of Zamboanga Sibugay, 98 hectares of land were distributed to 76 farmer beneficiaries in barangay Vitali, Bunguiao, Cruruan, Buenavista, and others. For 2015, they will distribute 126 hectares to 84 farmer beneficiaries in Vitali, Curuan, Manicahan, Baluno and other areas.

In Region 9, the DAR has a total of 128,000 farmer beneficiaries who are under an Agrarian Reform Community. Individual farmers were not yetincluded in the list.

She said individual farmer beneficiaries are encouraged to join Agrarian Reform Communities so programs can reach them easily. (R.G. A A. Go) 

Source: http://www.zamboangatoday.ph/index.php/top-stories/19936-dar-to-distribute-more-land-in-2015-.html

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