BANGA, AKLAN – “The greatest purpose of all these is to increase farm productivity through improved management strategy and capability of the ARBO to pave the way to progress,” said OIC, CARPO of Program Beneficiaries Development Division Engr. Nora I. Dela Rosa during the ceremonial turn over of farm equipment to the Badiangan Multi-purpose Cooperative, an Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organization (ARBO) in Brgy. Badiangan, Banga, Aklan with 173 members.
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Provincial Office of Aklan once again proved that delivery of support services and farm inputs is unending. Badiangan Multi-purpose Cooperative received a total of PhP 1,350,000.00 worth of farm inputs and machinery, which includes two (2) units hand tractor with implements and trailer, three (3) units rice thresher, three (3) units blower, two (2) units floating tiller, two (2) units irrigation pump, two (2) units grass cutter and packs of liquid fertilizer.
SARPO Arni Sumaylo, Regional CRFP Point Person, emphasized that the help coming from the government should be utilized and used for the betterment, not only for the organization but more importantly for the nation. “Let us help one another and help the government,” SARPO Sumaylo added.
In return, Rey R. Ruzgal, president of Badiangan MPC, expressed his gratitude for the unending support of DAR. “Akon gid ginapaabot ro among hantop nga pagpasaeamat sa DAR sa uwa’t katapusang suporta pinaagi sa mga kagamitan ngara, ngani amon gid ra haeongan ag tatapon it mayad.” (“I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to DAR for this never-ending support to us through the provision of these farm machineries and equipment. In return, we will take good care of all these.”), Ruzgal said.
The Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support (CRFPS) program's Major Crop-based Block Farm Productivity Enhancement is a project for areas where Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) and Non-ARBs are individually or collectively engaged in the production of major crops such as rice, corn, and other crops such as bananas, pineapple, and vegetables. As a result, these crops have been recognized as key products. It is believed that the primary crop's production rate meets the demands of local and household consumption as well as surplus products.