Farmer who receive land from DAR years ago now ‘live a better life’
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said that the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB) it installed into their awarded lots in Ormoc City in recent years have already improved their quality of lives.
This was the observation of DAR Regional Director Sheila Enciso, who recently visited seven ARB organizations who were installed into their awarded lots under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) from 2016 to 2018 in different areas in the city and in the adjacent Kananga town.
These farmer-beneficiaries received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) many years ago, but struggled for 16 to 20 years before they were able to take possession of the awarded lots due to strong resistance from the previous landowners or conflict between two contending groups of farmers.
Since then, these farmers have also received assistance from other agencies aside from the support services extended by the DAR.