The Department of Agrarian Reform–Negros Occidental 2 delivered 4,037 packs of food items to cities and municipalities in south Negros Occidental for Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) affected by the national health emergency.
Arnulfo Figueroa, provincial agrarian reform program officer II, said the aid packages were sent to 11 municipalities and five cities covering the fourth, fifth, and sixth districts.
He added that 1,238 food packs were delivered to the DAR municipal offices in the fourth district, 1,987 in the fifth district, and 809 in the sixth district.
He said the packs must be distributed by municipal agrarian reform program officers to identified ARBs before May 28.
The distribution is one of the four components of the DAR program, “Passover: ARBOld Move to Heal as One Deliverance of our ARBs from the Covid-19 Pandemic”, that aims to provide immediate assistance to ARBs to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
“Aside from these aid packages, we will also provide farm inputs to ARB organizations such as seedlings, fertilizers, pesticides, and farm tools to help our farmers resume planting their crops,” Figueroa said.
Another component of the project is to extend assistance to women ARBs by providing them with livelihood activities, especially in food production, such as egg and poultry production, hog fattening, and similar activities based on their preferences and capabilities, he said.*
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