Welcome to DAR Region VIII



Agrarian beneficiaries prepare for agribusiness

piaSAN ISIDRO, Leyte, Sept. 12 – Sixty-eight farmers and agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) here and from four other nearby municipalities completed recently the different modules on hybrid vegetable production conducted by the East-West Seed Co. in preparation to an agribusiness venture being prepared for the former by the government.

The farmers and ARBs are all members of ARB organizations (ARBOs) from Barangay Daja Diot in this town and the municipalities of Calubian, Leyte, Tabango and Villaba being groomed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to be agri-entrepreneurs by tapping the East-West Seed Co. for the technology transfer.

Ramil Rodaje, 49, one of the ARBs who completed the training, said that he did not only learn how to produce more, but he was also taught how to produce more with less expense.

The result also encouraged the farmers to continue vegetable production as they are earning much from just a small lot.

Daisy Monreal, Senior Technology Transfer Specialist of East-West Seed Company said that 30 of the graduates showed potentials of a farmer technician and will be trained further to serve as trainers to other farmers.

DAR Regional Director Sheila Enciso said that after completing this training, the ARBOs will then undergo another one from a different professional service provider, this time on business development for the marketing of their products.

This is the concept of the Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and
Economic Support Services (ARCCESS), Enciso explained. The ARBOs are being prepared to be competitive not only in the local market but internationally as well, especially that free trade will be opened soon, she added.

Enciso disclosed that DAR has already commissioned earlier the Metro Dumaguete College for the business development training of the ARBOs in selected areas in the region.

Meanwhile, San Isidro Mayor Susan Ang is looking forward to seeing her town as vegetable producer and her constituents engaged in livelihood.

Last year, DAR had already provided these ARBOs with five power tiller cultivators and five water pumps that they used in their farming operations as recommended by the Visayas State University commissioned earlier who conducted the needs assessment and design assessment to ensure the success of this project venture. (DAR-8/JALS)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1211410508213

Region VIII News

news reg 3 pix 1 jan. 6 2017
January 06, 2017 78

99 Northern Samar farmers receive CLOAs

MONDRAGON, Northern Samar– Ninety-nine farmers from remote villages in this town braved the heavy rains to receive their certificates of landownership award (CLOAs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).DAR Assistant Regional Director Ma. Fe Malinao… Read More..
manila bulletin blue logo
Jan 04, 2017 61

99 Samar farmers awarded land ownership certificates

Mondragon, Northern Samar – The Department of Agrarian Reform regional office 8 (DAR-8) recently distributed 118 certificate of landownership awards (CLOAs) to 99 farmers from two remote villages in this town, a report from DAR-8 said. Read More..
pia
Nov 17, 2016 116

DAR’s “Ka Paeng” visits Biliran farmers, ensures land for…

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, November 12 (PIA) – Department of Agriculture (DAR) Secretary, Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano was in town recently and turned-over a post harvest facility to Cabucgayan farmers in far Biliran province. Read More..
sunstarlogo
Nov 17, 2016 93

DAR chief visits Biliran farmers, ensures land for rice…

THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano was in town recently and turned over a post harvest facility to Cabucgayan farmers in Biliran province. Read More..

Region 8 Calendar of Activities