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Monday, May 30, 2022

Surigao Norte agrarian organization receives DA grant 

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, May 30 (PIA) -- The Alipao Multipurpose Cooperative (ALIMUCO) received financial grant from The Department of Agrarian Reform, Surigao del Norte through the Enhanced Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita Inclusive Food Supply Chain Program on May 16, 2022 in Butuan City.

The ALMUCO received a P611,400.00 peso financial grant as an additional funding for its palay and rice trading that started on 2018. The said coop will  buy the palay direct from rice-farmer members and non-members then process it into milled rice and sell it to its partner organizations, national institution, and its  consumer store. 

Because of this entrepreneurial activity, ALMUCO was identified by the DA to be its recipient of the Kadiwa Project that will ensure the supply and availability of basic and prime agricultural commodities as well as services to the community especially during this Covid-19 pandemic.

Part also of the grant will be used to finance the completion of ALMUCO’s warehouse construction. Through the warehouse, ALMUCO members and non-member rice farmers will ensure safety of their harvest while waiting to be milled and also waiting for the right palay prices to go up before selling. 

The warehouse will also be used in housing other farm produce that ALMUCO will buy from farmers like root crops and livestock.

"This is a big blessing to us. We are very much grateful to the regional office of the Department of Agriculture in Caraga region” said Ms. Venancia S. Signar, chairperson of Alipao Multipurpose Cooperative (ALMUCO) of Barangay Alipao, Alegria, Surigao del Norte.

As an assisted agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organization (ARBO) of DAR Surigao del Norte organized in 1994, ALMUCO has been a top performing ARBO in the province. Recently, it received one unit of Bongo hauling truck that costs P598,000.00 pesos under DAR’s Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets with Microfinance (LINKSFARMM). (Daryll M. Tumbaga, DAR-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)