DAR distributes farm tools to farmers in Catanduanes
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed P592,500 worth of specialized farm equipment to some 1,111 farmers from three agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Catanduanes to help them in farming and boost their income.
In particular, DAR, through the Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support Project (CRFPSP), gave 120 stripping device, 120 tuxying knife, 120 hole digger and bolo for abaca rehabilitation, processing and marketing.
These were received by BisCab Multi-Purpose Coop (BMPC), Batong Paloway Agrarian Reform Multi-Purpose Coop (BAPARCO), and Hicming Farmers Association (HIFA).
“Catanduanes remains to be the top abaca-producing province not only in the Philippines but in the whole world,” DAR Catanduanes chief Alexander T. Teves said.
“Paghag-ot or abaca stripping is one of the main sources of livelihood of farmers who devote their farms to abaca production which thrive mainly in these parts of the world. Different handicrafts are made out of the sturdy abaca strip,” he added.
Hence, the different ARBOs of the province are thankful for the farm equipment that would not only boost their production but ease up production efforts in a much shorter time.