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Monday, February 6, 2023

DAR distributes farm machinery and inputs to Sursur ARBOs

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) successfully turned over the farm machinery equipment and farm inputs to the different agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Surigao del Sur held at the North Eastern Mindanao State University (NEMSU) Gymnasium in Tandag City on February 2, 2023.

The distribution is an implementation of the DAR program to boost the capacity of the farmers and to bring  government services closer to them as support to the President's goal  to improve the lives of the Filipino farmers.

DAR Secretary Conrado Estrella III was ably represented by USec Field Operations Office Atty. Kazel Celeste who led the distribution, together with  some DAR officials from the national and regional offices , First District Congressman Romeo S. Momo, and Governor Alexander T. Pimentel.

The Farm Machinery Equipment and Farm Inputs were distributed to ARBOs in the local government units:
1. Cagwait:
● 2 units of three-wheeled Cargo Vehicles;
● 1 unit Multi-purpose Shredder;
● 1 set Generator;
 ● 1 sets Portable Generator; and
 ● 2 units Floating Tiller (Mud Boat)
2. Tandag City:
 ● 1 unit Hauling Truck, and
 ● 30 sacks of rice
3. Tago:
 ● 1 unit Hand Tractor with complete accessories, and
 ●15 sacks of Complete fertilizers
4. San Agustin:
 ● 21 sacks of Complete fertilizers
 ●  20 sacks of Amosol fertilizers; and
 ● 16 liters of pesticides
5. San Miguel:
 ● 22 sacks of Complete fertilizers;
 ● 20 sacks of Amosol fertilizers; and
 ● 16 liters of pesticides
6. Lianga:
 ● 1 unit three-Wheeled Cargo Vehicle
7. Hinatuan:
 ●1 unit three-Wheeled Cargo Vehicle, and
 ●Rain Water Collector
 ● 2 knapsack sprayers;
 ●10 bolos;
 ●20 rakes; and
 ● 20 pikos
8. Lingig:
 ● 56 sacks of Fertilizers, and
 ● 67 bags of rice
9. Bislig City:
●1 unit Floating Tiller (Mud Boat);
● 20 sacks of Complete fertilizers;
● 20 sacks of Amosol fertilizers; and
● 16 liters of pesticides
10. Barobo:
● 20 sacks of Complete fertilizers;
● 20 sacks of Amosol fertilizers; and
● 16 liters of pesticides.

Meanwhile, funded under Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support (CRFPS), Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP), the program increasess and sustain the agricultural productivity of farmers’ organizations, by providing them with farm machinery equipment, farm inputs, and livelihood activities that will uplift the lives of the beneficiaries in the different agrarian reform communities (ARCs) of the province. (NGPB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)