Surigao farmers receive farm facilities from DAR

PARPO Ma. Elizabeth De Guzman with Taganaan Mayor Cesar Diaz with the farmer-beneficiaries during the turn-over.

Surigao del Norte- At least 100 farmers from the Himamaug Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (HARBCO) in Brgy. Himamaug, Taganaan, Surigao del Norte will benefit  the P1.358 million-peso worth of farm machineries and equipment handed last June 3, 2020.

Surigao del Norte Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Ma. Elizabeth de Guzman reminded the recipients to take extra care of the equipment so that they will enjoy the full potential.

“We saw the organization’s passion and effort in  improving and developing, both organizationally and individually. You demonstrated utmost interest and participation and showed determination to aid yourself in improving your condition,”  cited PARPO De Guzman.

The machineries include a four-wheel drive tractor, a rotary tiller and a trailer under the DAR’s Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support Project.

PARPO De Guzman explained that with the machine, farmers will no longer  endure long hours of heavy manual labor for land preparation in their farming activities.

“I am excited to see your become a reliable supplier of vegetables in our local and nearby markets”, she expressed.

Dako gajud an amo pasalamat na miabot kini nga tabang sa amo kooperatiba kay nagtoo ako na maghatag ini sa amo nan higayon na mapausbaw an amo mga panginabuhian og mulambo ang amo tagsa-tagsa ka mga pamilya” (We are very grateful for this support to our organization because I believe this will help us improve the living condition of our respective families”, said HARBCO Chairperson Lilibeth Beberino.

Present during the hand-over were Taganaan Mayor Cesar B. Diaz,  who challenged HARBCO officials and members to take care of the this machines and follow rules and regulations under its operations and maintenance.  

Mayor Diaz also assured the farmers  that  the local government unit  will always be of support to them.

The DAR’s Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support Project is being implemented to provide farm machines with the end goal of improving farm productivity and enhance the earning capabilities of ARBs in a sustainable manner through their organization. (Daryll M. Tumbaga, PIO-SDN/PDI)