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Luna farmers get P900-K worth livelihood from DOLE-RO I


Some 104 marginalized farmers of Luna, La Union received P980,000 in total livelihood assistance from the DOLE-Regional Office I. 

Regional Director Evelyn R. Ramos led the turn-over of the livelihood check to the said LGU at the municipal hall on March 24, 2021 to kickstart the farm mechanization project of Pila Strivers Farmers Association. 

The amount is intended for the purchase of one four-wheel drive tractor.  To support the project, the LGU provided P245,000 for three hand tractors with trailer, beneficiaries’ training and microinsurance.  Association counterpart, on the other hand, amounts to P19,289 for equipment housing and mobilization. 

“The project will be beneficial to our farmers as they can derive additional income from equipment rentals and improve their farming productivity,” RD Ramos said. 

The Regional Director said equipment leasing ensures the availability of farm machinery for farmers without having to be burdened with high acquisition cost.  Equipment leasing will afford the beneficiaries to improve their operations conveniently, thus increasing the profitability of their farming activities. 

According to Romeo Biado, association president, plowing through hand tractor instead of the traditional use of carabaos will also increase their efficiency. 

“Para sa kagaya naming naging buhay na ang pagsasaka, ang pagkakaroon ng kagamitan kagaya ng tractor ay napakalaking tulong para mapagaan at mapaunlad ang aming kabuhayan,” he said. 

Also present at the awarding ceremony were Ricardo Manangan, MDRRMO; Teresa Bonavente, DOLE-RO I TSSD Head; Veronica Corsino, DOLE-La Union Field Office Head; PESO Manager Cesar Nisce; Janet Mendoza, DOLE-LUFO Livelihood Focal Person; and officers and members of the beneficiary association. END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez with report from Fredderick L. Gaerlan, DOLE-LUFO


RD Evelyn R. Ramos
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