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DAR, food firm and agrarian reform beneficiaries signs cacao production agreement

balita-phZAMBOANGA CITY, July 31 (PNA) -– The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Kennemer Foods International, Inc. (KFI) recently signed a Cacao Production and Purchase Agreement involving five Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in selected Agrarian Reform Communities (ARC) in Zamboanga del Norte.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO II) Moh. Dassan Adju said in a statement Thursday that stipulated in the agreement is the cultivation of 200 hectares of cacao by the five ARBOs in selected ARCs of Zamboanga del Norte province.

Allan Datu-Imam of the KFI said they have a long term growing program for cacao farmers.

He said the KFI will provide high quality cacao seedlings, trainings, supervision and a buy-back guarantee of the harvest.

Adju said the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) will finance the cacao production under the Agricultural Production Credit Program (APCP) amounting to Php88 million through loan.

He said DAR will assist the ARBOs in the preparation of loan documentary requirements for submission to LBP.

The five ARBOs that will benefit from the project are Gabu, Balas, Lawigan Agrarian Reform Cooperative (GABALARBECO) in Labason town; San Miguel Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SMARBEMCO) in Mutia municipality; Siari Valley Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative(SVARBEMCO) in Sindangan; Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries of Marcelo Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ARBEMCO) in Kalawit; and, Depane, Don Jose Aguirre, Gupot, Linay, Lingatongan, Saluyong Agrarian Reform, Cooperative (DAGLLISARCO) in Manukan.

“The DAR-KFI partnership will bring the desired outcome of increased farmer’s income and farm productivity. That compelled us to expand our target from 200 hectares to 1,500 hectares cacao area in the entire province,” PARPO I Rizzel Villanueva said.

Villanueva added that a minimum of 15 hectares will be established per municipality as pilot area to serve as catalyst for good cultural practices of cacao growing. (PNA)

Source: ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 31 (PNA) -– The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Kennemer Foods International, Inc. (KFI) recently signed a Cacao Production and Purchase Agreement involving five Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in selected Agrarian Reform Communities (ARC) in Zamboanga del Norte.



Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO II) Moh. Dassan Adju said in a statement Thursday that stipulated in the agreement is the cultivation of 200 hectares of cacao by the five ARBOs in selected ARCs of Zamboanga del Norte province.

Allan Datu-Imam of the KFI said they have a long term growing program for cacao farmers.

He said the KFI will provide high quality cacao seedlings, trainings, supervision and a buy-back guarantee of the harvest.

Adju said the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) will finance the cacao production under the Agricultural Production Credit Program (APCP) amounting to Php88 million through loan.

He said DAR will assist the ARBOs in the preparation of loan documentary requirements for submission to LBP.

The five ARBOs that will benefit from the project are Gabu, Balas, Lawigan Agrarian Reform Cooperative (GABALARBECO) in Labason town; San Miguel Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SMARBEMCO) in Mutia municipality; Siari Valley Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative(SVARBEMCO) in Sindangan; Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries of Marcelo Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ARBEMCO) in Kalawit; and, Depane, Don Jose Aguirre, Gupot, Linay, Lingatongan, Saluyong Agrarian Reform, Cooperative (DAGLLISARCO) in Manukan.

“The DAR-KFI partnership will bring the desired outcome of increased farmer’s income and farm productivity. That compelled us to expand our target from 200 hectares to 1,500 hectares cacao area in the entire province,” PARPO I Rizzel Villanueva said.

Villanueva added that a minimum of 15 hectares will be established per municipality as pilot area to serve as catalyst for good cultural practices of cacao growing. (PNA)

Source: http://balita.ph/2014/08/01/dar-food-firm-and-agrarian-reform-beneficiaries-signs-cacao-production-agreement/

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