DAR holds field school on sugarcane production in North Cotobato
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said a total of 142 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in the province of North Cotabato recently completed the agency’s Farmers’ Field School (FFS) on sugarcane production.
The project was implemented under DAR’s Sugarcane Block Farming Project (SBF), the agency noted.
DAR Undersecretary for Support Services Rosalina Bistoyong graced the recognition of the ARBs in a graduation ceremony held in Carmen town.
In her message, Bistoyong emphasized that SBF project is one of the support services interventions of DAR in agrarian reform areas to provide opportunities in improving the lives of the ARBs.
“Through FFS, we want to help our farmers who are into sugarcane farming to increase their income by surpassing the average yield of 60t/ha [tons per hectare] through the adoption of technologies introduced in the technology demonstration farms,” Bistoyong said.
Bistoyong added that DAR does not only distribute lands to the landless but also provides support services to help them improve their lives through the lands they till.