DAR-Surigao Norte readies farmer organizations on agrarian credit program

piaSURIGAO CITY, Nov. 28 (PIA) - The provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Surigao del Norte (DAR-SDN) conducted recently a series of activities focusing on the validation and finalization of the farm plan of its assisted Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in the province.

The said activities were done to prepare the said ARBOs as they become recipients of the Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP) of the DAR.

A farm plan is a requirement to be able to avail of projects and funds under APCP. It identifies activities to be undertaken and enumerates the equivalent costing of the farm plan activities.

Under APCP, the credit needs of the ARBs on various projects such as agricultural crop production, agri-enterprise, and livelihood projects are being responded to.

The five ARBOs were the San Pedro Rural Workers Association of San Pedro, Alegria; Ima Women’s Initiated Community Association of Ima, Sison; Cantapoy Farmers and Fishermen Credit Cooperative of Cantapoy, Malimono; Union Agro-Aqua Credit Cooperative of Union, Dapa; and the Esperanza Farmers Credit Cooperative of Esperanza, Del Carmen, all in Surigao del Norte.

The board of directors, officers and some members of the five assisted ARBOs participated in the activities and they successfully underwent the tedious process of identifying and inputting data for the draft farm plan, including the presentation of the plan to the facilitators of which the plan was scrutinized and critiqued, and the finalization and polishing of the farm plan.

The DAR-SDN spearheaded the activity led by Lina Alvarez, Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officer. (SDR/Daryll M. Tumbaga-PIO/DAR-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2731417147909/dar-surigao-norte-readies-farmer-organizations-on-agrarian-credit-program