The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Monday announced the provision of P105.7 million worth of infrastructure projects, and farm and machinery equipment to uplift the lives of agrarian reform beneficiary organizations in Eastern Visayas.
DAR Secretary Conrado Estrella III was accompanied by Senator Imee Marcos during the awarding of the funds.
Included in the distribution is the Sustainable and Resilient ARCs (SURE) and Major Crop-based Block Farm Productivity Enhancement project amounting to P3,716,000 to the farmers of Leyte and Southern Leyte.
A check funded under the agrarian reform fund of P100 million for the construction of farm-to-market roads and P2 million worth under the Enhance Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty, Sustainable Livelihood Support for Disaster Affected Areas, Major Crop-based Block Farm Productivity Enhancement Project and CRFPSP were also distributed for the farmers of Eastern Samar.
According to Estrella, the project reflects the commitment of DAR to the national goal of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to improve farmers’ lives through the provision of various support services.
“These farm implements would make farming easier and faster to improve their yield and increase their income,” he said.