Farmers in Cordillera receive climate change projects, common service facilities
A total of P5.1 million worth of farm machineries were recently turned over to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in Tabuk City, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said.
A one unit 4-W 90 HP Tractor worth P2.349 million was particularly handed over to Danggayan ti Manalon ti Pinococ and to the Bago Farmers’ Association, ARBOs that are based in Pinukpuk, Kalinga.
Another farm machinery, one unit Kubota 35 HP Tractor that cost P1.14 million, was given to Macutay-Sadiri Credit Cooperative.
The tractors were funded from the Climate Resiliency Farm Productivity Support Project (CRFPSP) of DAR.
Members of the Kajchilan Multi-purpose Cooperative in Balbalan, Kalinga, also received the Common Service Facilities that include a Mechanical Dryer, Coffee Pulper, and sets of Coffee Grinders.
At least three mechanical dryers, seven coffee pulpers and two sets of coffee grinders were likewise distributed in the province with a total cost of P1 million.
Simultaneously launched during the distribution of farm implements was the turnover of the P19.35 million worth of support services projects for implementation in the six provinces of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) for this year, DAR added.
Then the Linksfarm project costing to P1.2 million each will also be implemented in seven sites in the region: two in Kalinga, one in Apayao, one in Ifugao, one in Benguet, and two in Mt. Province.
LinksFarm is programmed to link the products of farmers to the market under the concept that sugar block farming projects would assist the farmers to improve their sugarcane variety that in the process will yield upgraded quality and higher production, that would ultimately help solve the sugar crisis.