Welcome to DAR Region 12



31,000 coffee seedlings to jump start livelihood of ARC

piaKORONADAL  CITY, South Cotabato,  Oct. 14  (PIA)  --   An agrarian  reform  community (ARC)  in Makilala, North Cotabato  recently  received  a a project that would produce 31,000  coffee  seedlings   not  only as a support  to the  flagship   National Greening Program (NGP) but also as a  source of  livelihood  for the members.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Marion Abella said the coffee  seedlings will be planted in  least 50 hectares along  streams and riverbanks and other public lands in Barangay Kawayanon  of the said town.

The  barangay  is  an area of the Makilala South West Agrarian Reform Community.

“This project intends to contribute to the poverty alleviation goal of the NGP by providing agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) additional source of income and livelihood opportunities,” Abella said.

“We are confident that this project will also contribute in achieving climate change resiliency through planting of trees and other suitable high value commercial crops such as coffee in agrarian reform areas.”

DAR and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have identified the Kawayanon Multi-Purpose Cooperative (KMPC) as the partner people’s organization for the implementation of the project.

KMPC has also been tapped to facilitate the seedlings production, site clearing, hole digging, and planting of seedlings.

With a total budget of  P470,000  the project is  being implemented under the National Convergence Initiative of the Department of Agriculture, DAR, and DENR.

“These three agencies will jointly monitor the progress of the coffee production project to ensure its sustainability and profitability in the future,” he said.

Abella also urged ARBs to take  care of the seedlings to ensure higher survival rates and success of the project.

DAR implements the NGP as livelihood project in agrarian reform areas with technical and financial support of the DENR, in joint partnership with the citizenry including private sector and the non-government organizations.  (DEDoguiles-PIA 12  with report from  ROrejudos-DAR N. Cotabato)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1611413261791

Region XII News

pia
May 04, 2017 40

DAR, Italian gov’t pour P2.5B infra projects in Mindanao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 1 -- Agrarian reform communities (ARCs) in Mindanao will soon enjoy greater economic opportunities as the government in partnership with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, pours various rural infrastructure projects in… Read More..
news reg 2 pix 1 april 28 2017 800x524
Apr 28, 2017 45

Italian ambassador visits DAR project sites in Mindanao

SARANGANI Province (April 27, 2017)—Department Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano accompanied Italian Ambassador Mossimo Roscigno who is currently in the country to visit the infrastructure projects being implemented by the DAR under the Italian… Read More..
news reg 1 pix 1 april 28 2017 800x535
Apr 28, 2017 38

DAR, Italian gov’t pours P2.5B infra projects in Mindanao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 28, 2017)—Agrarian reform communities (ARCs) in Mindanao will soon enjoy greater economic opportunities as the government in partnership with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, pours various rural infrastructure… Read More..
news reg 1 pix 1 april 21 2017
Apr 21, 2017 49

DAR launches Farm Business School in So. Cotabato

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in South Cotabato recently launched a Farm Business School (FBS) program in Brgy. Lambontong, Surallah to help farmers build knowledge and skills on agricultural business to make their farms more profitable.This project… Read More..