Welcome to DAR Region X



DAR, IFAD Launches Project ConVERGE

news reg 2 pix 1 feb. 1 2016CAGAYAN DE ORO -The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) jointly launched the Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment project (ConVERGE) at a ceremony in Pryce Plaza Hotel on January 21, 2016.

The project covers 11 agrarian reform community clusters in 10 provinces across Regions 9 (Western Mindanao), 10 (Northern Mindanao), and 13 (Caraga).

DAR Undersecretary for Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Herman Ongkiko said Project ConVERGE is the 15th project of IFAD in the Philippines, “its goal is to reduce poverty incidence in 10 target provinces in Regions 9, 10, and 13 through the promotion of sustainable livelihood activities based on key commodities, such as rice, rubber, coffee, cassava, and coco sugar that are deemed competitive in the areas.”

Ongkiko explained that the PHP 2,284.93 million project will be implemented from 2015 to 2020. “Project ConVERGE will benefit 300,512 smallholder farmers and rural workers. In Northern Mindanao, the project will cover Misamis Oriental, Camguin, and Bukidnon,” he added.

In his opening message, DAR-10 Regional Director Faisar Mambuay expressed his gratitude for the launching of the project and thanked the IFAD for its support to agricultural productivity in achieving peace and development in the country.

Meanwhile, IFAD South-East Asia Manager Benoit Thierry cited the importance of Project ConVERGE in uplifting living conditions of the farmers. He said the integration of the value chain is a key objective not only for the project, but also for the agricultural smallholders.

The project is being co-implemented by DAR and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), with cooperation from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the National Commission on the Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Mindanao Development Authority, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the local government units. (Ressan Nash N. Alonto/ERS)

Photo: 
Present during the Project ConVERGE launching (from left) DAR-9 Regional Director Felix Aguhob, DAR-Caraga RD Julita Ragandang, DAR-PMS Director Ma. Celerina Afable, IFAD Country Program Officer Yolando Arban, IFAD Manager for South East Asia Benoit Thierry, DAR Usec. for Foreign-assisted and Special Projects Herman Ongkiko and DAR-10 RD Faisar Mambuay. 


news reg 2 pix 1 sept. 14 2017
September 14, 2017 53

PARC Secretariat spearheads consultation with ARBs on AVA…

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (Sept. 14, 2017)—The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Secretariat spearheaded a two-day consultation, feedbacking and workshop with agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) involved in agri-business venture agreements (AVA) to… Read More..
news reg 1 pix 1 june 12 2017
Jun 12, 2017 137

Relief assistance

Iligan City, Lanao del Norte (June 12, 2017)- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary Sylvia F. Mallari (center), together with DAR Region X Director Faisar Mambuay (left) and other DAR employees, led the distribution of relief goods to the… Read More..
PIAnewlogo2017
May 18, 2017 138

DAR turns over modern farm equipment to Misamis Occidental…

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 17 - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the Province of Misamis Occidental recently turned-over Php 23 million worth of various modern farm equipment expected to benefit some twelve thousand agrarian reform… Read More..
Screenshot 262
May 18, 2017 161

MisOcc agrarian reform community adopts rice-duck farming

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 17 - “It is an odd thing, the first time we did it,” declared Almer Galabin, a farmer-leader and chairman of the Mamanga Daku ARC Cooperative that piloted rice-duck farming at Mamanga Daku Agrarian Reform Community (ARC). Read More..

Region 10 Calendar of Activities