Welcome to DAR Region VIII



DAR donates P49.5-million shredders to Yolanda survivors

business mirrorTHE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over 100 shredding machines worth P49.5 million to farmers affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda to jump-start the establishment of small-scale vermiculture farms and production of organic fertilizers in Eastern Visayas.

DAR-Eastern Visayas Regional Director Shiela Enciso said the shredders could help agrarian-reform beneficiaries generate additional income through composting by turning biodegradable debris into income-generating organic fertilizer.  The DAR is also offering training to farmers on vermiculture.

The provision of shredders to agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (Arbos) and trainings to farmers was implemented and funded under the Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and Economic Support Services in support of the government’s recovery and rehabilitation effort in Yolanda-affected areas. The DAR has also allocated P5 million for the farmers’ business training and the provision of African night crawlers, compost tea brewer and materials for the preparation of vermi-beds.

“Aside from producing organic fertilizers, the farmers have the option to venture into producing and selling African night crawlers for vermiculture or growing their own crops using the organic fertilizer,” Enciso said.

Nonoy Moraca, technical consultant of the RU Foundry, the manufacturer of the shredder machine, assured the DAR and the beneficiaries of the project assistance to ensure the success of the project.

RU Foudry committed to provide the complete package to 15 Arbos consisting of 30 kilos of African night crawlers, two units of compost tea brewer and six units of vermi-beds comprising the starter kit.

Ismael Aya-ay, Assistant Regional Director for Program Beneficiaries Development, said some 10,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries and ordinary farmers would benefit from the project.   More than half of the beneficiaries are from Leyte, being the most affected by super typhoon Yolanda.

Aya-ay said 54 organizations are from Leyte, 16 from Eastern Samar, 10 from Biliran, 9 from Samar, 7 from Southern Leyte, and 4 from Northern Samar have been identified as beneficiaries of the project.

Source: http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/dar-donates-p49-5-million-shredders-to-yolanda-survivors/

Region VIII News

pia
November 17, 2016 26

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 14

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..
news reg 2 pix 1 nov. 9 2016
Nov 09, 2016 57

Mariano creates task force for CARP beneficiaries’…

, Barugo, Leyte – AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano announced here over the weekend the creation of a national task force that would be responsible in installing agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in landholdings that had been awarded to… Read More..
news reg 1 pix 1 oct. 14 2016
Oct 14, 2016 65

Ormoc farmers start harvesting after 16-year struggle

ORMOC CITY – Farmer Rosenda Apay could not hide her happiness as she and other farmer-beneficiaries started harvesting rice last week after having been deprived entry for 16 years to their awarded land under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program… Read More..

Region 8 Calendar of Activities