DAR grooms Agusan Norte ARBs to become leaders

news reg 1 pix 1 may 25 2017At least 150 farmer-beneficiaries from Agusan Norte develop their leadership abilities and learn the principles of cooperativism during a series of leadership and values re-orentation seminars held recently by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

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.news reg 1 pix 2 may 25 2017

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.

news reg 1 pix 3 may 25 2017"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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DAR donates P3.5-M worth of farm equipment to REFAMCO

PIAnewlogoESPERANZA, Agusan del Sur, Apr. 17 (PIA) – The Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) of the Program Beneficiaries Development Division (PBDD) Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Provincial Office has recently turned over the P3.5 million worth of farm equipment comprised of one unit 90hp tractor and three units corn sheller to Remedios Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (REFAMCO) in Barangay Remedios, Esperanza, this province.

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Agrarian cooperatives craft policies and credit guidelines

news reg 2 pix 1 april 1 2017BUTUAN CITY--The Provincial Agrarian Reform Office of Agusan del Norte conducted a training for five Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organization (ARBOs) leaders to teach them to formulate policies on credit and lending operations.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Andre Atega said the training entitled “Credit and Lending Policy Crafting and Enhancement” was designed to enhance the participants’ ability to manage credit operation of their respective ARBOs.

“These five ARBOs are among the very few who qualified under the government’s Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP), who are capable of offering credit services to their agrarian reform beneficiary (ARBs) members,” Atega said.

APCP Coordinator Luningning Buque-Ycoy said that the DAR, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Land Bank of the Philippines is intensifying its effort in evaluating proposal for credit to ARBs. 

“We want more farmers to get access to credit.  We are training these ARBOs to craft doable and sound policies for their farmer-members,” said Ycoy.

“The activity also assessed and reviewed the cooperative’s existing practices and how to address some problems they encountered related to credit and lending services to its members,” Ycoy added.

More than sixty participants consisted of coop leaders and officers participated in the training held last March 16-17, 2017 in Butuan City. 

 The five ARBOs include the Rosario Agrarian Reform Cooperatives (RARC); Jaguimitan Farmers Cooperative; San Antonio Integrated Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative; Palmavera Small Coconut Farmer Beneficiaries Cooperative; and Tagbuyacan Farmers Marketing Cooperative. (Gil E. Miranda)

Photo: More than sixty participants consisted of cooperative officers and administrative staff of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations from different agrarian reform communities in Agusan del Norte province participated to formulate polices in credit and lending operation. 

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