ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Feb. 19 (PIA) — Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-Rizal distributed farming equipment to agrarian reform beneficiaries of the province as part of the agency’s Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) program.
Ten cultivator power tillers, seven water pumps, four hand tractors with implements, and two threshers were distributed to lead Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBO) this February 16 at the DAR-Rizal provincial agrarian reform office, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Teresa, Rizal.
According to Cecilia Reyes of DAR-Rizal, the lead ARBOs of Rizal namely the Panusugin Upland Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative of the San Jose Agrarian Reform Community, Alibangbangan Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative of the Jalajala Agrarian Reform Community, Daraitan Agrarian Reform Community of the SAMPASADAR Agrarian Reform Community and, Mahabang Parang Angono Certificate of Land Ownership Award Holders Farmers Association received the equipment.
Panusugin Upland Farmers MPC President Ostrid Locsin expressed gratitude upon receiving the water pumps and other farm equipment from ARCCESS.
“The water pumps are a big help in our farming especially since summer is approaching. The summer heat usually makes it hard for us to properly water our crops but with the water pumps we will be able to,” said Locsin.
The Panusugin MPC based in San Jose, Antipolo City is known for its production of a Japanese variety of cucumbers called“japinos” which requires more watering in comparison to other plants due to the watery nature of the vegetable.
According to DAR-Rizal, a mechanical transplanter with 4000 seedtrays also from ARCCESS will be given possibly on March. (CPG/GG-PIA 4A)