Cagayan farmers receive farm equipment from DA
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P400,000 worth of farm machineries and equipment to two agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Cagayan Province.
DAR Regional Director Homer Tobias said the farm machines and its accessories would help modernize rice and corn farming in Cagayan Province.
To be specific, DAR distributed two units of hand tractors with seven horsepower water cooled diesel engine, two heavy duty power tillers with cage wheel, a heavy-duty power trailer with two pair tire and accessories comprising of belts, pulley, blots, and lubricants to the Pata Multipurpose Cooperative (PMPC) from East, Claveria.
The Nagatatuan Irrigators Association, Inc. (NIAI) from Gattaran, Cagayan likewise received two units of floating tillers with 13 horsepower gasoline engine and standard accessories.
“These farm implements will service more than 300 farmers here. And because the machines are mechanized, it would make farming easier and faster for them. It will also greatly improve their yield and increase their income,” Tobias said.
Tobias explained that the department, through its Support Services Division, implements these activities under the Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support Project (CRFPSP) which aims to improve farm productivity and increase the net income of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in a sustainable manner through their organizations.