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Friday, 24 November 2023

Agrarian reform officials extend support to farmer beneficiaries in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY -- As part of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Conrado M. Estrella III’s agenda to bring the government closer to the people, three undersecretaries of DAR visited Caraga region to extend support to the farmer beneficiaries.

Field Operations Office (FOO) Undersecretary Atty. Kazel Celeste; Office for Mindanao Affairs (OMA) Undersecretary Amihilda Sangcopan; and new Support Services Office (SSO) Undersecretary Rowena Niña Taduran were warmly welcomed by Regional Director Atty. Merlita S. Capinpuyan on Thursday.

The undersecretaries made a visit and met the farmers of the Avanceña Multi-purpose Cooperative in, as an accredited Learning Site for Agriculture under the Farm Business School Program of the SSO. The accreditation is provided by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI). 

Being an accredited LSA empowered the farmer beneficiaries to become competent trainers and multipliers of best farming practices to increase and promote agricultural production in the country.

Speaking on behalf of Avanceña Multi-purpose Cooperative, chairperson Frankie Mijares Jr., expressed gratitude and well wishes to the esteemed leaders of the agency.

“Avanceña ARBs will never forget the help and positive impact of the DAR projects to our organization and to the lives of the members,” Mijares said.

Usec. Taduran, also conveyed back her glee and pride toward the farmer’s group, as they sustained their efforts as a well-performing agrarian reform beneficiary organization (ARBO) in Agusan del Norte. “DAR will continue to provide as much support services as they can to the full extent of its mandate,” Taduran added. (DAR-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)