The Department of Agrarian Reform Regional Office I (DAR ROI) procured ₱27.59 million worth of farm machinery and equipment for the Sustainable and Resilient Agrarian Reform Communities (SuRe ARCs) project.
This January, members of the regional bids and awards committee (BAC), which is composed of representatives from all four provinces, conducted the post-qualification in Pangasinan to verify the compliance of the winning bidder to the Committee’s legal and technical requirements for the contract.
The SuRe ARCs is an upcoming program that aims to support the country’s agricultural sector and enhance food security. In addition to farm mechanization, the project is also establishing enterprise-based crop nurseries with greenhouse facilities and tissue culture laboratories in agrarian reform beneficiary organizations, state universities and colleges, and local government units within ARCs in the region. (za)