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ARBs thresh out farmers’ concerns in Bicol region

news reg 1 pix 1 june 20 2017More than 100 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from different provinces in Bicol recently gathered for a consultation-dialogue to discuss agrarian issues and concerns affecting farmers in the region.

The forum, dubbed as “Case Conference and Planning on Land Distribution to ARBs and Qualified/Potential Farmer- Beneficiaries,” was conducted through the partnership of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Bicol -Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMB-KMP).

Regional Director Rodolfo S. Pangilinan said the farmers’ gathering was aimed at threshing out agrarian issues and concerns affecting the farmers in the region and at the same time come up with concrete measures and procedures on how to address the issues that hamper the distribution of agricultural lands to farmers.news reg 1 pix 2 june 20 2017

Some of the problems and issues identified, which contributed to the non-completion of the land acquisition and distribution, include the cancellation of emancipation patent/certificates of land ownership award issued to farmer-beneficiaries; criminalization of agrarian cases; ejection of farmer-beneficiaries from their tillage; land conversion of agricultural lands to other uses; and harassment of farmers, among others.

news reg 1 pix 3 june 20 2017The dialogue, held in Sto. Domingo, Albay, was attended by the farmer-groups under the KMB led by Ms. Maggie Seva, and other officials from the DAR Central Office headed by Atty. Jobert Pahilga.  (MTVGeneral_DAR Bicol)

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P43-million irrigation for CamNor

manila bulletin blue logoThe Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has turned over P43-million worth of irrigation projects in Camarines Norte that would provide sufficient water supply to increase rice yields and land productivity in the area.

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Bicol allocates P9.8-M to empower CARP stakeholders

news reg 1 pix 1 march 16 2017The local government of Bicol recently allocated P9.8-million of funds to empower the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) stakeholders, which include agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), ARB organizations (ARBOs), rural women and landowners.

The allocation of funds is part of the memorandum of agreement (MoA) for the Strategic Alliance Building and Strengthening Partnership Development between the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the province of Bicol. The signing of the MoA was held in provincial gymnasium of Sorsogon.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II   Leonito M. Gaveria said the program involved the signing of the MoA, presentation and symbolic unveiling of the 11 partnership development projects (PDPs) in the municipalities and five regular programs for ARBs, rural women, and landowners wherein leaders of ARB organizations, and head officials place their signatures on the posters as manifestation of their sincere commitment.news reg 1 pix 2 march 16 2017

The projects included in the MoA  are (1) Agrarian Production Credit Program – Capacity Development; (2) Village Level Farms/Crops-focused Enterprise Development; (3) Social Entrepreneurship; (4) Farm Business School; (5) Community-Manage Potable Water and Sanitation Hygiene; (6) Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty; (7) Program Beneficiaries’ Development Lawyering; (8) Cooperative Strengthening; (9) Climate Change Proofing; (10) Climate Resilience Farm Productivity Project in climate proofed areas; and (11) Sustainable livelihood support for disaster affected areas.

news reg 1 pix 3 march 16 2017“We thank the strong support and commitment shown by the governor, mayors, CIAs, and ARBOs who attended this special event.  The partnership signifies their willingness to mobilize resources to boost the lives of our farmer-beneficiaries,” Gaveria said.

Sorsogon Mayor Sally A. Lee said the local government units are always the front liners of every project. If the policy was not downloaded to the LGUs, it will not be implemented. “What we are doing today is good. There is alliance, not in isolation,” she said.

On the other hand, Governor Robert A. Lee-Rodrigueza said that through partnership and the commitment of every one involve in the project, the success of the farmers is already on its way. (Alura A. Jaso/DAR RV)

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ARBs thresh out farmers’ concerns in Bicol region

More than 100 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from different provinces in Bicol recently gathered for a consultation-dialogue to discuss agrarian issues and concerns affecting farmers in the region.The forum, dubbed as “Case Conference and Planning on… Read More..
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P43-million irrigation for CamNor

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has turned over P43-million worth of irrigation projects in Camarines Norte that would provide sufficient water supply to increase rice yields and land productivity in the area. Read More..
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CAMARINES NORTE, April 1 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over a PhP 43 million worth of irrigation projects in Camarines Norte that would provide sufficient water supply to increase rice yields and land productivity in the area. Read More..
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Bicol allocates P9.8-M to empower CARP stakeholders

The local government of Bicol recently allocated P9.8-million of funds to empower the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) stakeholders, which include agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), ARB organizations (ARBOs), rural women and landowners.The… Read More..

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