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ARCCESS, a pioneering breakthrough in Albay agriculture

1524485 227167824133640 1898600484 oCamanitohan ARC in Manito, Albay was launched in 1993 covering the barangays of Buyo and Cawayan.  In 2000, the ARC was expanded covering the barangays of Cabacong, Malobago, Tinapian, Bamban, Pawa, and Balasbas.
Like any other farmer groups in the communities, the Kamanitohan ARC Irrigators Association (KARCIA) in Pawa, Manito, Albay longs for a strong, progressive and dynamic community with empowered people’s organizations. With the implementation of Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) program, another hope is born that put stars in their eyes to mobilize and work together to realize their goals.
DAR Albay Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Engr. Romulo A. Britanico said he is impressed by the way of cooperation shared between the officers of KARCIA with regard to ARCCESS Program.  “It’s amazing to see them all (officers) present every time we call for a meeting considering their pending farming activities and distance to be travelled to reach our office.” PARPO II Britanico expressed.
 
The Kamanitohan ARC Irrigators Association (KARCIA) is fortunate when their proposed project dubbed as Modernized Rice Production and Marketing was included in the first batch of approved ARCCESS projects in the province of Albay.  Through ARCCESS, their association was awarded with 2 units of hand tractor with implements, 2 units of reaper, 1 unit of thresher, 2 units of mechanical transplanter, 1 unit of seed conveyor, and 8,000 pcs of rice seedling tray.  These common service facilities amounted to PhP 2.1 M will benefit 262 rice farmers covering 100 hectares of irrigated rice farms.  This is aside from various trainings that are identified in the Needs Assessment and Design Analysis (NADA) conducted by the Bicol University Extension Services that will include trainings/mentoring on organizational development, agri-production technology, enterprise management and marketing, among others.  All these will be addressed through provision of Professional Service Provider (PSP), another component of ARCCESS that includes agri-extension services, business development services, and process documentation.
 
With experienced operators, the machine can transplant four (4) hectares of rice paddies for an eight-hour day operation.  According to KARCIA President Honorato Poche with constant practice in the use of the mechanical transplanter, transplanting will be made fast and easy for rice farmers. “What we like in this machine is its capacity to create equal seedling distances and equal number of seedlings per hill which facilitate harvesting and reduces quantity of seed requirements on a hectare basis.” Poche declared.
 
The implementation of ARCCESS project in Camanitohan ARC is a pioneering breakthrough in modern agriculture in the province of Albay.  With this project, it is projected that covered farmers will generate a net income of PhP20,000.00 which is 178.3 percent higher than the traditional way of farming. 
 

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