DAR delivers PHP9.58-M worth of non-farm enterprises to farmers in Region 2

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The Department of Agrarian Reform Region (DAR) has delivered PHP9.58 million worth of various non-farm enterprises such as business services, food processing and livestock production to various Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) to boost their household income.

DAR-2 Regional Director Marjorie Ayson said the project is under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).

“The ARBOs themselves determined their preferred non-farm enterprises. The Sustainable Development Solutions (SDS), the official professional service provider for the Agri-extension Services (AES), assessed the viability of each enterprise,” Ayson said.

She said the fish processing center turned over to Sumnanga Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Sabtang, Batanes, benefitted 72 farmer-beneficiaries.

Ayson added that MADUVIKA FMPC in Sta. Ana, Cagayan received a goat production business and is now waiting to start the sheep production and vermi-culture production.

She said that the SUNRISE Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Gattaran, Cagayan and known for their famous bugnay wine also received a goat production business and will soon start for upgraded native chicken production and a mini-bakery shop for an oven they will soon receive.

The United Christian in Baggao, Cagayan was awarded with a goat production business and will soon receive an upgraded native chicken production enterprise, she said.

She added the DALAOIG MPC. in Alcala, Cagayan received an upgraded native pig production, goat production package and waiting for an upgraded native chicken production business.news reg 1 pix 2 june 22 2016

Ayson said the MALASATCO in Rizal, Cagayan were awarded a sheep production business and will later receive upgraded native chicken production set and a mini-grocery with mini bakery package to augment their enterprises.

In Isabela, goat production and sheep production packages will be given separately to Massipi East Irrigators’ Ain Cabagan, Isabela, Barbueda Development Cooperative in Gamu, and Del Pilar MPC in Cabatuan. In addition, the coops will receive an Electric Sewing Machine, a sari-sari Store and a mini-grocery, respectively.

The ARANAAR ARB MPC in Quirino, Isabela known for its lemongrass soaps has earlier received a sheep production package.

Ayson said about 1,953 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in Isabela will benefit from the success of these business enterprises.

The Kasibu Farmers Development Coop is the lone recipient of non-farm enterprise in Nueva Vizcaya. Members will receive vermiculture production, upgraded native chicken production, upgraded native swine production and a sari-sari store with mini-bakery. PNA/northboundasia.com