DAR Surigao Norte conducts consultative meeting

piaSURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Dec. 27 (PIA) - The provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Surigao del Norte (DAR-SDN) conducted a one-day consultative meeting with coconut farmers through its assisted agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) on December 8, 2016 at the Claver Women’s Center in Claver town.

The meeting focused solely on the economic benefits and interests that coconut farmers can avail from the Project Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment (Project CONVERGE), a joint endeavor of the DAR and International Fund for Agricultural Development.

IFAD consultant Ton Mercader facilitated the said consultation meeting and at the same time presented to the group the feasibility study on coco coir product processing.

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Crop insurance

manila bulletin blue logoThe Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will be offering crop insurance program to farmers’ groups in Agusan del Norte. Some 300 farmer-beneficiaries consisted of cooperative officers, admin staff and members of nine agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Agusan del Norte participated in DAR’s orientation and training on “Risk Mitigation and Management for Agricultural Investment and Crop Insurance Education.

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