DAR distributes land ownership certificates to 2,095 farmers

Subscribe Now March 18, 2019 at 07:08pm

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has led the distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) to 2,095 farmers in Davao Region.

A total of 4,525.5617 hectares of agricultural land were distributed.

These farm lots are located in Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental, Compostela Valley, and Davao City.

Aside from the distribution of land titles, DAR also turned over nine farm trucks worth P3.6 million each, one harvester, and bags of farm seeds to qualified agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in the region.

The turnover of farm equipment was followed by the presentation of a check for P10 million to DAR from the Department of Agriculture to fund the lending program initiated by the two agencies for the farmer-beneficiaries.

The provision of support services is one of the major components of the DAR to provide assistance to the beneficiaries in managing the awarded land and make it more productive.

DAR Secretary John Castriciones encouraged all farmer-beneficiaries to join ARBOs in their respective provinces because these are the channels where the DAR funnels its support services, such as farm facilities, trainings, loans, institutional development interventions, infrastructure projects, and other programs.

One of the recipients of farm lots, Eleuteria Chacon, 64, from Panabo City, Davao del Norte expressed her gratitude for the land title she received.

“We have been waiting for this since 1995. The farmer-beneficiaries are very happy (because) we did not expect to receive the proof of landownership this year,” Chacon said.

Source: mb.com.ph

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