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Proposed Irrigation Project in Brgy. Daja

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) are now closely looking into the possibility of constructing an irrigation project in Barangay Daja Diot, San Isidro Leyte, due to the demand of the farmers in the area. At the moment, the area is dependent on using rain water that yields small harvest. The project will benefit 90 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) with vegetable farms who fetch water from a distance.
DAR Regional Director Eliasem Castillo disclosed that funding for this project will come from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) thru the second phase of the Agrarian Reform Communities Project (ARCP-2). Castillo explained that irrigation will be constructed in the area especially that this vegetable production of the Daja Integrated Primary Agribusiness Marketing Cooperative (DIPAMCO) is a priority project of the DAR under the Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).
ARCP Deputy Project Manager Herman Ongkiko asked NIA to design the proposed project before June 15 so it can be included in the deliberation of the National Sub-Project Approval Committee (NSAC) on June 30 and could be implemented as soon as possible. NIA Regional Manager Romeo Quiza promised to give priority to this project.
Agricultural Enterprise Development Enterprise Coordinator Mathilde Vergara mentioned that the ARBs started their high-value crops production in 2010 in partnership with the East-West Seed Company which adds to their income.
Similar projects are also being proposed in the towns of Calubian and Villaba.

Region VIII News

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March 21, 2018 18

DAR turns over P69.8-M road projects in Gamay, Northern…

NORTHERN SAMAR – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned-over P69.8-million worth of three (3) farm-to-market roads in Gamay, Northern Samar. The road projects are aimed to provide easier and faster access for farmers to transport their… Read More..
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Mar 05, 2018 79

Leyte farmers get P8.49-M road project

ALANGALANG, Leyte—Farmer and residents here no longer experience bumpy rides and wading through floods after the department of agrarian reform (DAR) recently turned over the newly concreted farm-to-market road worth P8.49 million.Nine months after the… Read More..
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Feb 27, 2018 88

DAR introduces animal waste for fuel

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – Farming communities in Southern Leyte have stopped using expensive fuel in cooking after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) introduced the community-managed potable water and sanitation hygiene (CPWASH) project.The project… Read More..
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Dec 09, 2017 223

Duterte admin liberates 921 Leyte farmers from tenancy

CARIGARA, LEYTE – Four years after super typhoon Yolanda battered Tacloban City and most parts of Leyte province, around 921 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the area were finally awarded their Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) in a… Read More..

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