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DAR Signed Partnership for Agri-Entrepreneurship

The Department of Agrarian Reform Eastern Visayas Regional Office together with the East-West Seed Company Inc., signed the P 2.072-million contract last May 21, 2013. The project aims to transform agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) engaged in vegetable production into viable agri-entrepreneurs.
Under the said contract, East-West Seed Company Inc. will provide the “market-oriented agri-technology and agri-extension services” to pre-selected ARBOs. Upon the issuance of notice by DAR to proceed, the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) can maximize the productivity of their awarded lots and engage in agri-related enterprises for 12 months.
DAR Regional Director Eliasem Castillo, reported that the agency is coordinating with professional service providers (PSPs) from state universities and colleges (SUCs), civil society organizations (CSOs) and private institutions to enhance the capacity of ARBOs on agri-extension and agri-enterprise development.
This is the first of the three contracts between the agency and PSPs this year amounting to P7.7-million in the implementation of the Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) project in the region. ARCCESS was introduced by Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio De los Reyes to effectively implement Program Beneficiaries Development component of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) by transforming ARBOs into viable agri-entrepreneurs through the provision of the right support service providers.
The recently signed contract will benefit 2,196 ARBs coming from six ARBOs in the first district of Leyte, five ARBOs in the third district of Leyte, and eight ARBOs in the second district of Samar.
Furthermore, Dr. Roberto Acosta, Technology Transfer Manager who represented East-West Seed Company, Inc. expressed his gratitude to the department for the trust given to them, and promised to deliver more than the financial value of the contract.
For the past 12 years, East West Bank together with the department helps to improve vegetable production and farm productivity of ARBs in selected Agrarian Reform Communities Project (ARCP) areas in the region. Through the project, both hope to uplift the economic status of Region VIII and eventually the country.

Region VIII News

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October 14, 2016 19

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..
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Sep 30, 2016 42

Ormoc farmers excited over first harvest after installation

After 16 years of waiting, members of the Bugho Farmers Association (BFA) in Ormoc City are excited for their first harvest this coming month of October. Rosenda Apay, chairperson of the BFA, happily announced this after thanking the Department of Agrarian… Read More..
Sep 23, 2016 40

Ormoc farmers excited on first harvest

TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE, Sept. 22 (PIA) – After 16 years of waiting, members of the Bugho Farmers Association (BFA) in Ormoc City are now excited for their first harvest come first week of October. Rosenda Apay, chairperson of the BFA, happily announced this as… Read More..
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Sep 22, 2016 36

KAISAHAN lauds successful farmer installation in Ormoc

The KAISAHAN, a non-government organization supporting agrarian reform and rural development based in Quezon City commended the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for the successful installation of farmer beneficiaries in Barangay Sumangga and Barangay… Read More..

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