The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned-over a Massey Ferguson tractor to Anonang Norte Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (ANARBA) to improve the agricultural productivity of farmer-beneficiaries in the municipality of Bogo City, Cebu.
OIC-Assistant Regional Director (ARD) and concurrent Provincial Agrarian reform Program Officer (PARPO II) Antonio del Socorro said the P3.1-million four-wheel drive, 90-horsepowered tractor including farm implements-trailing harrow, disc plow and trailer, would greatly help in higher farm yields.
“Farm equipments, like tractors, are being provided to farmer-beneficiaries under the government’s Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS),” del Socorro said.
The signing of the trust agreement was entered into by the provincial office of DAR Cebu as represented by ARD Antonio del Socorro as the Grantor and ANARBA Chairperson Diomelico Bolambao as the Grantee of the project at the Multi-Purpose Ground in barangay Anonang Norte in the said municipality.
ANARBA Chairman Bolambao said they are happy to be recipient of the brand new tractor, “ it’s a dream come true especially in our place that was ravaged by super typhoon Yolanda.”
“We have to make use of this equipment to increase our production, and we thanked DAR for this opportunity,” he added.
The turnover ceremony were witnessed by Bogo City Vice-Mayor Santiago Sevilla, Anonang Norte Barangay Captain Josefina Balais, ARD Antonio del Socorro and other DAR and local government unit (LGU) officials.