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March 27, 2014 22

DAR backs North Cotabato reforestation project

MANILA, Philippines—The government’s national greening program has reached North Cotabato, with agrarian reform and local officials leading the planting of mahogany seedlings in six villages in the province, officials said Wednesday. The Department of… Read More..
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Mar 24, 2014 15

DAR, LGU launch greening program in conflict-afflicted ARCs

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato, Mar 24 (PIA) - Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) in conflict-affected areas of Midsayap , North Cotabato are currently implementing activities in support of the flagship National Greening Program.Spearheaded by the Department of… Read More..
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Mar 03, 2014 39

DAR turns over P7.9-M ARISP projects to Pres. Quirino town

PRES. QUIRINO, Sultan Kudarat, Feb 19 (PIA) – The Department of Agrarian Reform Sultan Kudarat (DAR-SK) turned-over post harvest facilities and potable water supply amounting to Php 7,909,528.53 to the local government unit (LGU) of Pres Quirino, Sultan… Read More..
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Oct 10, 2013 162

OPEC-IDF funded projects boost productivity of agrarian…

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 9 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform in Maguindanao (DAR-Maguindanao) has lined-up a number of infrastructure projects coupled with technical assistance and trainings to help boost the productivity of agrarian reform communities… Read More..


DAR backs North Cotabato reforestation project

inquirer netMANILA, Philippines—The government’s national greening program has reached North Cotabato, with agrarian reform and local officials leading the planting of mahogany seedlings in six villages in the province, officials said Wednesday.
 
The Department of Agrarian Reform collaborated with local leaders recently in the planting of some 1,200 mahogany seedlings in the agrarian reform communities (ARCs) of Tumbras, Tugal, Nabalawag, Kapinpilan and Sambulawan in Midsayap, and Rajah Buayan in M’lang.
 
The activity is in support of the government’s National Greening Program, whose goal is to plant some 1.5-billion trees on 1.5-million hectares of land nationwide in the name of climate change mitigation and adaptation, and poverty reduction.
 
“We are hopeful that this program will also strengthen the cooperation and camaraderie of Muslim and Christian ARBs (agrarian reform beneficiaries) to attain peace and development in their respective communities,” provincial agrarian reform program officer Marion Abella said.
 
Abella added the DAR encourages other ARBs to sustain the program because in the coming years “the trees will grow to boost the natural resources in their areas.”
 
ARBs who participated in the tree-growing program were given the privilege to name a tree after themselves, the DAR said.
 
Municipal agrarian reform program officer Felerma Gimenez said this gave the agrarian beneficiaries “a sense of pride and responsibility” in the trees they planted.
 
“We are hoping that the collective efforts of ARBs planting tree will also be radiated to other ARCs in the province in the next months to come,” Gimenez said.
 
The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources also provided support in the implementation of this program.
 

DAR, LGU launch greening program in conflict-afflicted ARCs

piaMIDSAYAP, North Cotabato, Mar 24 (PIA)  -    Agrarian  Reform  Communities (ARCs) in  conflict-affected  areas  of Midsayap , North Cotabato   are currently  implementing   activities in  support of the   flagship National  Greening  Program.

Spearheaded  by the  Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)  with  the local government unit of Midsayap,   the  greening  program  took  off   early this  month the planting  of   200  mahogany  seedlings   in  Tumbras  ARC,  followed by  planting  of  more than 1,000 Mahogany seedlings through the collective efforts of the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and other farmers of Tumbras and Rajah Buayan ARCs.

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DAR turns over P7.9-M ARISP projects to Pres. Quirino town

piaPRES. QUIRINO, Sultan Kudarat, Feb 19 (PIA) – The Department of Agrarian Reform Sultan Kudarat (DAR-SK) turned-over post harvest facilities and potable water supply amounting to Php 7,909,528.53 to the local government unit (LGU) of Pres Quirino, Sultan Kudarat, Monday, an official here said .

Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO) Rodolfo Alburo, said these projects are under the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project  III (ARISP III), funded by Japan Banking International Cooperation (JBIC) and implemented by DAR in coordination with LGUs.

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OPEC-IDF funded projects boost productivity of agrarian reform communities

piaCOTABATO CITY, Oct. 9 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform in Maguindanao (DAR-Maguindanao) has lined-up a number of infrastructure projects coupled with technical assistance and trainings to help boost the productivity of agrarian reform communities (ARC) in the area.

According to Maguindanao Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO) Cabayan “Bing” Bacar these projects form part of government’s support services to beneficiaries of DAR’s Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) under the agrarian reform program.

Bacar disclosed that among these government support services include the construction of the 5,6km farm-to-market (FMR) concrete road in Matanog, Maguindanao to benefit farmers of Sitio Palidan ARC located in the boundary between the municipalities of Kapatagan, Lanao del Sur and Matanog to be completed in 270 calendar days.

With funding assistance of US$1M from the OPEC-International Development Fund (IDF), other projects include the 6km farm-to-market concrete road in Datu Paglas, 3km FRM in Kabuntalan, 2.9km FMR for the Alamada ARC in the municipality of Sultan Kudarat, another 3.4km FMR for Tinungkaan ARC in North Upi and construction of an irrigation canal in Barira.

The ongoing construction of the 6km project in Datu Paglas is scheduled to be turned over to the local government unit before the year ends, according to Bacar.

Under the agreement, an equity of 60 percent of the project cost is to be shouldered by the identified LGU partner and 40 percent to be financed by the OPEC-IDF, Bacar said.

“It’s a requirement for LGU to have a counterpart, otherwise we cannot engage with them. No counterpart, no project,” Bacar said.

However, Bacar said, considering that Matanog is a 4th class municipality, 40 percent of the LGU equity is shouldered by the national government through the National Assisance for Local Government Units or NALGU adding these projects are idientified by DAR as implementing agency in close coordination with local officials. (PBChangco/PIA Cotabato City)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1661381283867