CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte – The Department of Agrarian Reform has completed a road project that would help agrarian communities improve their farm productivity and generate additional income.
The more than one kilometer farm-to-market road, under DAR’s agrarian reform infrastructure support project (ARISP), was turned over to farmer-beneficiaries in formal ceremonies earlier this month.
DAR Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said the P7 million-road project is part of a loan package between the national government and the Japan Bank of International Cooperation.
Farmers in the village of Lang-ayan here said the road will pave the way for more income as farm products can now be transported with ease from their farmlands to the market.
The Lang—ayan farmers’ community is one of five agrarian reform communities that were identified as beneficiaries of DAR’s infrastructure support program.
The communities are also set to receive other support projects ranging from irrigation facilities, potable water supply and livelihood training and support.
The infrastructure support program was created back in 1994 to provide assistance to agrarian reform communities.