Canfabi Farmers Association lauded the implementation of YRRP

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Created on Monday, 09 September 2019 Published Date

The town of Carigara, Leyte is one of the beneficiaries of the Yolanda Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program Department of Agriculture. YRRP has been implemented to help the farmers recover from the devastation of their farmland when Typhoon Yolanda hit the region in the year 2013.

Infrastructure, farm machineries, seeds and fertilizers, trainings and seminars were development intervention that the Municipal Agriculture Office of Carigara has implemented for the benefits of the farmers associations in their area.

The Canfabi Integrated Farmers Association is one of the associations in the municipality of Carigara that availed of this project under YRRP.

According to Florencio Daregis Jr., President of the said association, there are lots of equipment that they received from the MAO or Municipal Agriculture Office which helped them to make farming for them.

Tractor, corn mill, corn sheller, hermetic cocoon, granulator machine, cassava grater machine and vacuum pack sealer are among the equipment that they received funded under YRRP.

“Without the machine like for example the tractor it will take much time for us to do the land preparation. With these it became a lot easier for us to plant crops,” Daregis said.

He deeply expressed his gratitude to the Municipal Agriculture for serving as the instrument in coming up with these projects.

Aside from the machineries, the Canfabi Integrated Farmers Association also received assistance in the form of 6 cows, 2 carabaos and 20 goats wherein they took good care of these livestock and sold them off, thus giving them extra income.

Daregis also said that the association members are not just ordinary farmers, but agri-entrepreneurs as they are business minded. As of now, they are on their way becoming a producers of cassava in the region.  (ELIZABETH G. HUGO, RAFIS Staff, FRANCISCO C. ROSAROSO, Chief, RAFIS)


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