ILIGAN CITY, December 10 (PIA) – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) delivered and turned over common service facilities (CSFs) to agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) from five municipalities in Lanao del Norte province in a ceremony held in Iligan City.
The CSFs were procured under the Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Project.
DAR-10 Regional Director Faisar Mambuay led the ceremony along with Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Jamil Amatonding Jr. and Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer I Kamar Mindalano Jr.
The Maria Cristina Coconut Farmers’ Multipurpose Cooperative from Balo-i town and Rebucon Farmers’ Cooperative of Sultan Naga Dimaporo received three corn shellers and one tractor with a five-ton trailer and harrow, while Rebe Multipurpose Cooperative from Lala also availed of three floating tillers.
Two corn shellers were also handed to the Pangil Farmers’ Multipurpose Cooperative from Matungao and one unit tractor with a five-ton trailer and harrow was likewise given to the Palao Agrarian Reform Cooperative from Tubod.
Addressing the ARBOs, regional director Mambuay emphasized on taking care of all grants from the government, as CSFs, and other equipment from local, national and foreign-assisted projects are opportunities for rural development.
“These projects will increase the income and improve the lives of the farmers and their communities,” Mambuay said.
In his message, PARPO II Amatonding assured the ARBs that for more technical assistance and support services provided that they comply with the guidelines and is successful in their projects; more grants are likely to come. (DAR/PIA)