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Six FMR projects, DAR approves

December 16th, 2011 by Filipino | No Comments | Filed in Breaking News

Six farm-to-market road (FMR) projects were recently approved for implementation under the Agrarian Reform Communities Project (ARCP2) Phase 2 of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)in Leyte towns.

ARCP2 which is funded by the Asian Development Bank is aimed at addressing poverty in the countryside by increasing agricultural productivity and farm income.

Ellyn Dico, monitoring and evaluation officer, DAR-Leyte informed in a telephone interview with PIA that the six approved FMR projects belong to the municipalities of Palo, Alang-Alang, Capoocan, San Isidro, Villaba and Javier.

Dico said that the approved FMR projects of the six Leyte towns are part of the project proposals submitted by the 13 towns in Leyte province covered by the ARCP2. The other towns include Hilongos, Inopacan, Tolosa, Merida, Matag-ob, Calubian and Bato.

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DA, DAR, DENR chooses Zambales as agricultural forestry pioneer

September 29th, 2011 by Filipino | No Comments | Filed in Breaking News

Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have chosen a 378.98 hectare agricultural forestry area in the municipality of Masinloc as their pioneer local convergence agro-enterprise cluster site in Zambales.

DAR Regional Support Services Division chief Eden Ponio disclosed that the convergence site covers three agrarian reform community barangays and one non-agrarian reform community barangays with a total of 383 farmer beneficiaries.

DENR will distribute seedlings of atis, guyabano, mango, cacao, rambutan, coffee arabica, and macadamia to the convergence grantees while DA will conduct capability building trainings on organic farming and give out vegetable seeds.

DAR, on the other hand, will hold lectures on a number of topics ranging from land tenure improvement to agrarian justice delivery.

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