DAR distribute P5M worth of farm tools in Zamboanga del Norte
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it just distributed P5 million worth of farm equipment to two agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Zamboanga del Norte to help them increase their farm production.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Arturo N. Soria said the farm equipment was provided under DAR’s Project Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment.
“The project’s aim is to increase the income and improve the way of living of the farmers by boosting their production of the primary crops such as rubber and rice through the provision of farm inputs, equipment, relevant rural infrastructure projects, farmer trainings and links to various markets,” said Soria.
To be specific, the recipients are the Cabong, Tampilisan, Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CATAMCO) and the Camul Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CARBEMCO).
He added that Project ConVERGE would help increase the quality and quantity of the rubber production of smallholder farmers of the two farms cooperatives in the province.
They received eight units chainsaw, 10 units auger, eight grass cutter, 45,000 latex cups, 45,000 spout, 45,000 cup holders, 21 units weighing scales, 60 knapsack sprayer, 450 pruning shears, 450 units sharpening hone, 450 units manual hand digger, 150 units wheelbarrow, 600 units shovel, 585 units digging bar and 1000 coagulating vats.