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May 29, 2017 4

DAR to install farmers in disputed Davao plantation May 18

MANILA — For the third time this year, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will attempt to install farmer-beneficiaries evicted from a disputed portion of a banana plantation in Tagum, Davao del Norte — this time, with a go-signal from the President and… Read More..
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May 19, 2017 1

DAR secretary is GRP consultant on CASER in 5th round of…

Tagum City– Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano will participate in the fifth round of peace talks between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) that will tackle, among others, the agrarian reform and rural… Read More..
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May 19, 2017 1

MARBAI farmers reclaim land from Lapanday in Tagum

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – After seven years of struggle to reclaim the 145-hectare banana plantation from the management of Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC), a Lorenzo-owned company, members of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc.… Read More..
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May 16, 2017 55

DAR mulls end to land conversion

LLANERA, Nueva Ecija: The government is planning to put an end to widespread land conversion that for years has defeated the goal to attain food self-sufficiency. Read More..

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ADB commits support to DAR projects

philstar new logoMANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank has committed to support projects of the Department of Agrarian Retorm (DAR).

DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano said a representative of the ADB, country director Jiangfeng Zhang, recently paid a visit and pledged to continue the bank’s assistance to cover more agrarian reform communities (ARCs) in Mindanao.

Zhang said the ADB would continue its partnership with the DAR even with the final stage of the second phase implementation of the Agrarian Reform Communities Project (ARCP2).

Zhang said ARCP2’s six-year intervention has helped the DAR construct around 126 roads, five irrigation facilities, eight potable water systems and 27 post-harvest facilities.

Under ARCP2, Zhang said more than 18,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) were given access to credit, 3,349 ARBs adopted agri-production technology and more than 27,000 jobs were generated from the construction of infrastructure projects.

The ARCP2 has a total project cost of P8.6 billion which provided for the construction of infrastructure facilities and livelihood programs for ARCs, mostly in Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao regions.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/business/2016/09/05/1620433/adb-commits-support-dar-projects