Three organizations of agrarian reform beneficiaries in Capiz have received P1.3-million worth of farm implements and will also be given training in modern farming technology in a bid to help boost their agricultural production, thus improving their quality of life.
Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) provincial program officer Anthony Arostique presided at the turnover of the machineries and other materials to the Matagnop Royale Multi-Purpose Cooperative, the Traciano Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and the Lonoy Agrarian Reform Cooperative in ceremony held In Roxas, Capiz.
Arostique said the awards will help boost the economic productivity of the cooperatives, improve their agricultural operations and enhance their market stability.
“We are here to assist the organizations in terms of maintaining their books of accounts, accomplishing their target compliments to food and farm production and the productivity of their awarded farm inputs,” Arostique said in a statement.
Arostique noted that the project was implemented under the Climate-Resilient Farm Productivity Support (CRFPS) project of the DAR.
The Matagnop cooperative received a total project cost of P287,750, the Traciano cooperative got P372,000, and the Lonoy cooperative, P668,749 worth of implements.
Aside from the farm inputs, machinery, and equipment, the cooperatives also received technology training and starter kits to guarantee the success and sustainability of their chosen livelihood activities.