LUNA, Apayao -- The Department of Agrarian Reform-Cordillera Administrative Region (DAR-CAR) turned over P1.2M worth of Farm Machineries and Equipment (FME) to 140 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB) under 4 ARB Organizations last May 19, 2022 at the ECBJR Multi-Purpose Building & Evacuation Center, San Isidro Sur, Luna, Apayao.
DAR regional director Atty. Eugene Follante said the MELALEA ARB Association from Alem, Pudtol, Apayao received three units of Hand Tractors with complete accessories and three units of Corn Planters/Seeders.
These associations are the Cacalaggan ARB Farmers Association, the Tumog ARBs Association, and the Consuelo ARBs Association. They were given these tractors under the DAR’s Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support (CRFPS) program and sub-projects Major Crop-Based Block Farm Productivity Enhancement, and CRFPS Sustainable Livelihood Support for Disaster Affected Areas.
The FMEs were awarded to these ARBOs to increase the ARBs’ farm productivity and to further their association.
The representatives of each ARBOs shared their gratitude towards DAR and LGUs for the support given to them for their livelihood.
The turnover event was attended by Follante, Assistant RD Atty. Estrellita Briones, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Artemio Dumaoang, and Provincial Administrator Atty. Ma. Elena Teresa E. Ravelo, Municipal Mayor Hector Reuel Pascua, and LGU representatives from municipalities of Luna and Sta. Marcela.