BONTOC, Mountain Province- In a bid to step up the programs of the agency, the Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer of Mountain Province, Jane D. Toribio pushed for the re-institutionalization of the vision and mission of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on 1-DAR, 1-Policy, 1-Family System. The move aims to intensify the delivery of the basic services of the agency for the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) and small farmers of the province.
During the convocation of the DAR personnel held earlier this week, Toribio highlighted the concept of the 1-System like the issuance of Certificate of Land Ownership (CLOA) coupled with delivery of agrarian justice as well as provision of support service programs to beneficiaries to alleviate their socio-economic status particularly in the farming sector. Toribio emphasized on the need to strengthen the DAR’s livelihood programs for the ARBs including women farmers to help minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this year, the DAR launched its new program “ARBold Move” in its aim to sustain the economic life of every agrarian reform beneficiary severely affected due to the global pandemic.
This composes at least 4 components, namely: 1) Strengthening of 15 ARBOs to become Food Suppliers through Clustering Approach in Marketing; 2) Farm Productivity Assistance to 836 ARBs; 3) Livelihood Support for Women in Crisis Situation (15 ARBs); and 4) Supplemental Food and Non-Food Packs for 391 ARBs.
Ms. Toribio assumed her new post last March after her stint as Chief Agrarian Reform Program Reform Officer in the DAR-CAR Regional Office.