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Agricultural Support Projects for Brgy. Hingatungan

Recently, more than P31-million worth of agricultural support projects was turned over by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to the local government unit (LGU) of Silago, Southern Leyte. The projects were common service facilities (CSFs) amounting to P2.2-million, communal irrigation system (CIS) amounting of P24.8-million and potable water supply (PWS) amounting to P4.3-million. All projects were appropriated for Barangay Hingatungan, an agrarian reform community.
 
The irrigation system project is expected to supply water to 153 hectares of rice fields in the area and potable water supply for 2,000 residents. Both projects are funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through the third phase of the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP-3) under the Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) component of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
 
On the other hand, the farm machineries which include the four hand tractors, four flatbed dryers, and two threshers were funded under the Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) for the agri-enterprise activities of the Hingatungan ARB Cooperative.
 
DAR Regional Director Eliasem Castillo puts forward that with the project mentioned above which are now in place, the agricultural production in the area, particularly rice, is expected to improve in the succeeding crop season. Thus, it is also expected that the household income of the 500 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) will increase.
 
Moreover, the project aims to have a significant impact to the National Rice Program of the Department of Agriculture in attaining rice sufficiency for the province and hopefully the country.

Region VIII News

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November 17, 2016 28

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..
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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..
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Nov 09, 2016 59

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..
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Oct 14, 2016 66

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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