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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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September 23, 2016 16

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 16

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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Sep 21, 2016 16

DAR turns over fmr in Leyte

VILLABA, Leyte--“This is a dream come true!” said Barangay Sambulawan Chairwoman Tessie Mayot during the turnover rites of the 3.4-kilometer rehabilitated farm-to-market road, which now connects Barangay Casili-on and Sambulawan to the national highway.Mayot,… Read More..
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Aug 22, 2016 39

DAR rehabilitates 10-km Tarangnan road in Samar

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 20 – No more bumpy rides from Barangay Balugo to the town proper of Tarangnan in Samar, after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) rehabilitated the 10-kilometer road. Read More..

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