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AGRICULTURE

Largest ARB community cluster in Region 12 launched in Sultan Kudarat

ISULAN – The Department of Agrarian Reform Sultan Kudarat recently launched the largest Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) Cluster in Region XII, combining 5 adjacent municipalities which aims to usher in new projects and programs for agrarian reform beneficiaries, farmers and farmworkers in this province.

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SK farmers to benefit from DAR climate resilient projects

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat  - Catering to six of 12 municipalities in the province of Sultan Kudarat, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over farm machineries and inputs to 12 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) under the Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support Project (CRFPS) in order to battle the effects of climate change and restore the planet's growth and rebirth.

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US firm donates P5-M seeds, MinDA starts sorghum program

Davao del Norte has been chosen by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) as the pilot area of the Sorghum Program which is aimed at producing feed grains and silage to develop poultry, hog, small ruminants and livestock in Mindanao.

Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib has committed areas for the planting of Sorghum in Talaingod town, a predominantly Indigenous People's community with large unutilized land and very high poverty incidence.

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DAR-Italian projects reinforce farming activities of Sargen farmers

GEN. SANTOS CITY –  Some 2,000 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in Sarangani province and in General Santos City were jubilant as they received P53 million worth of infrastructure projects from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) - Italian Assistance to Agrarian Reform Communities Development Support Program (IARCDSP) and local government units (LGUs).

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2 sets of equipment bought by LGUs in Visayas, 1 acquired in 2016

Latest Update from Region 8

2 SETS OF EQUIPT BOUGHT
BY LGUs, 1 ACQUIRED 2016

A few minutes ago, I received a copy of the report submitted by the DA Regional Office on the alleged defective farm equipment distributed to farmers' groups.

Report from DA Regional Director Milo delos Reyes:

1. Alangalang, Leyte:
Nilda Briones and Jerroy Ablan complained about the Rice Thresher granted to them.

Report: The Rice Thresher was procured in 2016 using the Rice Program Fund of the DA with a unit cost of P116,890. This was before the Duterte Presidency

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Piñol denies acquisition of defective equipment during DA stint

DAVAO CITY -- Former Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol clarified in a Facebook post on Monday that all equipment procured and released to farmers during his stint at the agency remain operational.

The statement came after President Rodrigo Duterte said in a television interview recently that he would ask Piñol to explain the reported defective farm equipment handed out to local farmers in Eastern Visayas.

The rice farmers complained of faulty equipment, which they said are now useless.

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FAO, BARMM forge deal on empowerment of agri sector

COTABATO CITY ---- The Food and Agriculture Office (FAO) of the United Nations and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) forged Monday an agreement to help each other boost the productivity of farmers in BARMM provinces.

The joint development deal was signed by FAO representative Jose Luis Fernandez and BARMM Environment Minister Abdulraof Macacua during a symbolic event on Monday morning at the office here of Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim.

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DAR provides greater economic liberty for ARBs

GEN. SANTOS CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has provided greater economic liberty as it releases more land titles to the farmer-beneficiaries in Mindanao.

In Sarangani, some 4,800 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) received their Certificate of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs).  The ARBs were represented by 30 farmer-beneficiaries during the Mindanao-wide CLOA distribution in Davao City.

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Sarangani ARBs get farm equipment, machinery

GEN. SANTOS CITY – Close to 500 agrarian reform beneficiaries in Sarangani province are expected to increase farm production after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) distributed farm machinery and equipment.

One of the beneficiaries was all praised to the program after his group received the postharvest facilities.

“Salamat gyud sa DAR sap ag suporta sa among mga mangunguma paagi sa paghatag nila ug mg ekwipo,” Benjamin Campaan, president of Big Margus and Cross Irrigators Association (IA) in Glan, Sarangani.

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DA 12 honors Regional Gawad Saka awardees

KORONADAL CITY - The Department of Agriculture in Soccksargen has recognized the 12 regional winners of the 2019 Gawad Saka Search during awarding ceremony held in Paraiso Verde Resort and Waterpark in this city Wednesday.

They were Jesus Horlador as outstanding rice farmer and Bienvenido Nebres as outstanding fisherfolk, both from Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat.

Three of the awardee were from North Cotabato.

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