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Agrarian community receives rice prod’n facilities from USDA

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KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato,  May 19 (PIA) --   An agrarian reform community (ARC) in Kidapawan City recently received agricultural assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), an official of the Department of Agrarian Reform said.



Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Marion Abella said that barangay Katipunan, one of the barangays of MAKATI (Malinan and Katipunan) ARC received  P500,000 worth of rice production facilities funded by the USDA.

These rice production facilities --  one unit trailer, one unit power turtle tiller, and one unit rice thresher --  were turned over to the Comprehensive Producers Association of barangay Katipunan on May 7.

The assistance will benefit more than 100 rice farmers and agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) through an easy access to rice production machinery at a lower cost.

The Comprehensive Producers Association will manage and handle the operation of the machinery through a rental scheme among the association members.

Abella said that DAR is grateful for the assistance extended to barangay Katipunan, the 32nd ARC launched in 2011 in Cotabato Province.

“The assistance to ARC such as this (rice production facilities) could help the ARBs create additional revenue and empower ARBs to increase their agricultural productivity and income,” Abella said.

Abella also emphasized that ARCs serve as convergence of interventions to ARBs together with other line agencies, partner non-government organizations, and people’s organizations.

Aside from the machineries, the USDA also funded the construction of 100 meters irrigation canal in the area. The said assistance was coursed through by USDA to the Catholic Relief Services which tapped the Kasilak Development Foundation Incorporated (KDFI), a non-government organization, as implementing agency of the project. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12  with report  from ROrejudos-DAR-North Cotabato)

Source:http://www.dar.gov.ph/administrator/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit

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