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Zambo Sibugay rubber tree farmers get P2.8-M farm inputs from DAR

MANILA – Four agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) within the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, engaged in rubber tree farming, obtained bags and sacks of fertilizers and herbicides, amounting to PHP2.8 million to increase their manufacturing.

The ARBOs encompass Timbabauan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Group (TIMARBENCO) in Timbabauan, Tungawan; Silingan Rubber Farmers Association (SIRFA) in Silingan, R.T Lim; Tambanan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Group (TARBENCO) in Tambanan, Naga and Goodyear Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Reason Cooperative (GARBEMCO) in Goodyear, Kabasalan.

In a assertion on Thursday, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Mohammad Dassan Adju said the fertilizers and herbicides would spur rubber manufacturing within the province.

“The DAR is rarely any longer resplendent about giving lands to landless farmers, we also provide make stronger services and products to uplift the industrial lives of our agrarian reform beneficiaries,” he said.

Adju added that the fertilizers and herbicides they receive would be a wide relieve to raise the quantity and quality of their products.

The farm inputs, equipped beneath Mission ConVERGE (Convergence on Price Chain Enhancement for Rural Progress and Empowerment), were at as soon as dropped at the ARBO’s respective warehouses beneath the supervision of DAR provincial office personnel.

Mission ConVERGE is funded beneath the World Fund for Agricultural Trend (IFAD) and targets to increase the rural economy and within the reduction of poverty in rural areas by empowering agribusiness enterprises and catalyzing market opportunities. (PR)

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