ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, December 3 (PIA)—Department of Agrarian Reform –Rizal has recently conducted its yearly Agrarian Reform Community Level of Development Assessment (ALDA) in order to keep track of the progress of the province’s agrarian beneficiaries.
The annual ALDA, held from November 14-29 this 2013, is usually conducted through a focus-group discussion format where local ARCs are assessed through the criteria of land tenure management, organizational maturity, economic and physical infrastructure of support services, farm productivity and income, basic social services and gender and development.
Findings are rated from 1 to 5, where a rating of 1-2 indicates a need for improvement of an ARC, 3 indicates functionality and 4-5 high functionality.
Higher ratings are indicate of a good development which translate to easier access to financial assistance from DAR. (GG-PIA4A)