DAR distributes farm machineries worth P13.5-M in Pangasinan
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) just distributed a total of P13.5 million worth of farm machineries to various Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in the province of Pangasinan.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Maria Ana B. Francisco said 16 farm machineries were formally turned over to 15 ARBOs that were carefully selected by sector representatives of DAR Pangasinan.
Franciso said recipient ARBOs were selected based on their maturity rating and ability to manage farm machineries, rental business, magnitude and the magnitude of members who will benefit from the project.
“It is, therefore, necessary that the ARBOs should understand and be aware of their responsibilities,” she pointed out.
Francisco also encouraged the members of cooperatives in the area to be diligent in convincing farmers, especially agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) to become members of farm cooperatives.