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Abra farmers’ organizations receive Php7.48-M farm machines

Four (4) agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in the province of Abra received a total of Php 7,482,000 worth of farm machineries and equipment (FMEs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

Mercedes Borongan, DAR-Abra Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II, said the FMEs provided include one (1) hauling truck, two (2) four-wheeled drive tractors, six (6) mechanical rice thresher, ten (10) water pumps, 2 electric power sprayers, 6 manual sprayers, 4 brass cutters, 6 rolls water hose 2”, 6 rolls water hose 1 and ½”, and three (3) hand tractors.

The ARBO recipients include Villa Banat Agriculture Cooperative, Abualan Farmers & ARB Agriculture Cooperative, Upper Luba FIA, and Raniag Pakiling Integrated Development Association Inc.

Borongan said the FMEs provided to the ARBOs is in line with the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to DAR Secretary Conrado Estrella III to boost the livelihood activities of the ARBOs nationwide and a concrete manifestation of the administration to bring the government closer to the people.

“It is imperative for you to maximize the use of this equipment in the landholdings awarded to you to fulfill the vision of the government to improve the quality of your lives, enhance your dignity and give your children a brighter future, through greater productivity of your agricultural lands,” she said.

Borongan also encouraged the ARBOs to carefully craft their operational policies to maximize the use of this equipment.

“We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the DAR for their unwavering support towards our progress and development,” Liberato Bernese, president of the Raniag Pakiling Integrated Development Association, Incorporated said.

The FMEs were provided through DAR’s Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support Program, which aims to enhance and sustain the agricultural productivity of agrarian reform communities as an adaptation measure towards climate change resiliency.

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