17 agrarian reform beneficiaries get farm machinery, inputs

By November 28, 2021Business

THE Department of Agrarian Reform distributed P10.58 million worth of farm machinery and farm inputs to 17 agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) in Pangasinan last week.

DAR Secretary Bernie Cruz, who led the distribution ceremony in San Manuel town on Tuesday Nov. 23, said the distribution program is under the Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support (CRFPS) and the Linking Smallholder Farmers to Market and Microfinance (LinkSFarMM) projects of DAR.

Five ARBOs from the towns of Agno, Aguilar, Bayambang, Villasis, and Umingan received five 4WD farm tractors, 250 stainless manual knapsack sprayer fertilizer, insecticide, monggo seeds, squash seeds, red onion seeds, peanut seeds, upo (gourd) seeds, ampalaya (bitter gourd) seeds, tomato seeds, eggplant seeds, patola (silk squash) seeds, and sitaw (string beans) seeds.

Under CRFPS Sustainable Livelihood Support for Disaster-Affected Areas, beneficiaries from the towns of Dasol, Urbiztondo, San Jacinto, San Carlos, Balungao, and Sison received five heavy-duty 24 horsepower engine pumps, five 7 horsepower diesel engine pumps, two brand new motorcycles with kolong-kolong (carrier), and 180 stainless manual knapsack sprayers.

They also got tomato seeds, red hot chili pepper seeds, eggplant seeds, siling panigang (green chili pepper) seeds, monggo seeds, pole beans, squash seeds, seedling trays, bottles of insecticide, and bags of complete fertilizer.

Under LinkSFarMM, beneficiaries from the towns of Bautista and Bani received two pick-up trucks and farm inputs.

The ARBOs from the towns of Bayambang, Umingan, Sta. Barbara, and Alaminos City received tomato seeds, red hot chili pepper seeds, siling panigang seeds, monggo seeds, squash seeds, red onion seeds, upo seeds, ampalaya seeds, herbicides, and insecticides. (Jerick Pasiliao)

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