DAR provides machinery to 15 farmers groups in Cebu
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Cebu delivered at least P28 million worth of farming machinery to 15 farmers’ organizations in Cebu province in 2015.
The recipients were the agrarian reform beneficiary organizations in the cities of Naga, Carcar, Toledo and Bogo, and the towns of Aloguinsan, Sogod, Daanbantayn, Medellin, Barili, Moaboal, Asturias and Tuburan.
The Alpaco Farmers and Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative of the City of Naga received one tractor with implements. The Agrarian Reform Community Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative also from the City of Naga received a hand tractor with implements and corn sheller husker with implements.
Carcar Communities and Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Carcar City received a rice thresher, a floating tiller and a shredder.
In Toledo City, Canlumampao United Farmers Irrigators Association received one floating tiller, and Carmen Farmers Association obtained a power tiller cultivator and a hand tractor with implements.
The Esperanza Farmers Association in Aloguinsan got two hand tractors with implements and a corn sheller husker.
The Bitoon Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association in Daanbantayan obtained a tractor with implements.
Tractors were provided to the Don Virgilio Gonzales ARB Cooperative in Medellin; Hacienda Filomena Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association in barangay Binabag and Anonang Norte Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, both in Bogo City.
The Cabalawan Small Farmers Association (CASFA) in Sogod obtained one power tiller cultivator and a four-wheel drive 90-horsepower tractor with implements.
In Barili, the Cabcaban Farmers for Rural Development received a sheller husker and a tractor with implements, while the Panaghugpong sa Nagpakabanang Guntinganong Magbabaol Multi-Purpose Co-op acquired two hand tractors with implements and a corn sheller husker.
The Tomonoy Farmers Association in Moalboal town received one hand tractor with implements and a corn sheller husker.
In Asturias, the Bago Lunas United Communal Irrigators Association received a rice thresher and two floating tillers, while the Bag-ong Kusog sa Mag-uuma got a rice thresher and a floating tiller.
The Panaghugpong sa Molupyo sa Colonia in Tuburan received one hand tractor with implements and a corn sheller husker.
These common service equipment and machinery were procured under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services of DAR.
To ensure the farmers could derive maximum benefits from the machinery, they were trained on the operation and maintenance of the various farming apparatus.
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