SOME agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (Arbos) in the northern part of the province have received 1,575 bags of fertilizers from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Negros Occidental-North.

The fertilizers were delivered to Sitio Calaptan Sta. Ana Ascalon Farmers Association in E.B. Magalona, Barangay San Pablo Farmers Association and Merian Small Farmers Association in Manapla, and Ma-aslob Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association in Calatrava this week.

The farm productivity support was provided through the Convergence on Livelihood for ARBs Assistance Project (Claap) implemented by the agency's Program Beneficiaries Development Division (PBDD).

Officer-in-charge Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Rizalina Yuguing said the project will help a total of 152 farmers by expanding and increasing their access to economic opportunities.

The Claap is a joint collaboration of the DAR and Department of Social Services and Development (DSWD) in support of the former's thrust to expand and increase farmers' access to economic opportunities.

The project also expands the scope of the DSWD's Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), to include poor agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) or small-holder farmers who are currently receiving minimal livelihood intervention in the Agrarian Reform Communities or Agrarian Reform Areas.

The PBD is a support service delivery component of the DAR that aims to capacitate ARBs through one, providing them access to salient support services for the productivity of their lands and improvement of their lives.