June 20, 2024

The Department of Agrarian Reform-Cordillera turned over P1.2 million worth of farm machineries and equipment (FME) to 140 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) under four ARB organizations in Luna, Apayao.

The MELALEA ARB Association from Alem, Pudtol, Apayao received three units of hand tractors with complete accessories and three units of corn planters/seeders.

The Cacalaggan ARB Farmers Association and Tumog ARBs Association each received one unit of a hand tractor with complete accessories and one unit of a cord planter/seeder.

Consuelo ARBs Association received one hand tractor and one unit of a water pumper with complete accessories.

The provision of the FME is under DAR’s Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support (CRFPS) program and sub-projects Major Crop-Based Block Farm Productivity Enhancement and CRFPS Sustainable Livelihood Support for Disaster Affected Areas.

The FMEs were awarded to these ARB organizations to increase the ARBs’ farm productivity and to further their association.

The representatives of ARB organizations expressed their gratitude to DAR and the local government units for the support given to them.

DAR-Cordillera Director Eugene Follante, Asst. Regional Director Estrellita Briones, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Artemio Dumaoang, Provincial Administrator Ma. Elena Teresa E. Ravelo, Mayor Hector Reuel Pascua, and LGU representatives from Luna and Sta. Marcela attended the turnover ceremony. – Jessica Joy Fernando