Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Andre Atega said the participants include cooperative leaders and officers, all of them are farmer-beneficiaries, from 23 agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) from the said province.
“The seminar aimed to strengthen the participants leadership capabilities and their organizations with the basic principles on cooperativism and to provide a means to build integrity with the mission and values of the cooperative. The DAR is intensifying its effort to help the coop leaders and officers to become an effective leader in their organization,” Atega said.
DAR Coop Strengthening Coordinator Juanita B. Balibay said the agency in Agusan del Norte, under the leadership of PARPO Atega, and in partnership with the Propegemous, Inc., are working closely to empower the farmers and their organizations,” Balibay added.
"Kami mapasalamaton kay nadugangan ang among kahibalo sa pagpalambo sa kooperatiba (we are thankful that we learned something to improve our cooperative," said Manager Sergio Rensulat of Pinana-an, Ambacon and Mat-i ARB Cooperatives (PAM-ARBC).
The two-day leadership seminars, conducted in four sessions, were held in DAR’s Agrarian Information and Marketing Center. (Gil E. Miranda)
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