TO HELP the farmers of Madridejos in making their crops resilient from the harsh climate, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Cebu trained 30 of them through the Climate Resiliency Farm Productivity Support Project (CRFPSP).
The 30 farmers who completed the training are registered members and officers of the Kaungkod Fishermens’ Association, formerly known as Kaongkod Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association in Kaongkod, Madridejos, Cebu.
“This project is a multi-sectoral effort which aims not only to protect the environment but also seeks to reduce poverty by creating sustainable livelihood and income-generating opportunities for the farmers,” DAR Cebu Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer, Antonio Del Socorro, said.
The program, which seeks to encourage farmers to take care of their lands, is in partnership with the local government unit of Madridejos.
It is aimed to strengthen the capability of farmers in the northern town of Cebu.
With the concerns on the agricultural condition of the country, government agencies continue to pour in budget for farmers to be provided with the latest technology they need to remain competitive in the market.
Climate change is also at their heels as farmers must be equipped with knowledge and tools to produce quality crops even with the changing weather.
DAR-Central Visayas Regional Director Marion Abella stressed their agency will not only trainings on sustainable organic farming but will also provide farm machineries and equipment that would aid farmers in their daily toil of the land.
"DAR, under the CRFPSP, will provide both trainings and equipment with the purpose of improving farm productivity and earning capabilities of the agrarian reform beneficiaries," he said.
He also encouraged the farmers to make their land productive and to continue supporting their organization as all support services from DAR will be coursed through the group.
The farmers, who were also reminded of their obligations as agrarian reform beneficiaries, graduated from the training last May 23. (JOB with PR)