In an effort to support agrarian reform in Maguindanao, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has turned over 46 infrastructure projects worth P13.6 million to beneficiaries and communities in the region.
As part of the initiative, beneficiaries and their communities can develop agriculture-based enterprises to improve farm productivity and increase household income.
According to Dayang Carlsum Sangkula-Jumaide, DAR-ARMM secretary, communities received 24 socialized housing units, two community warehouses, and two solar dryers, which were delivered last January in the towns of Rajah Buayan and Sultan Sa Barongis.
On top of that, 16 socialized housing units, one community warehouse and one solar dryer were also turned over to beneficiaries in Mamasapano.
The projects are funded by the Kalilintad sa Kangilupa component of the Humanitarian and Development Assistance Program (HDAP) of the ARMM government. It has a total funding allocation of P100.4 million, which will be used for social infrastructures, provision of farm inputs, training and capability building, and provision of common service facilities like mobile rice mills, rice threshers and huskers, corn shellers, and more.