DAR’s effort to help farmers in 1st semester reaches 123%

In its effort to help and serve Agusan del Norte’s 4,612 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) reached 123 percent in its performance in advancing the endeavours of farmers’ organizations.

Officer-in-Charge Annelyn R. Chan of the DAR ADN Planning and Monitoring & Evaluation Unit said “the DAR intensified its effort to help farmers’ organizations in Agusan Norte in their operations through Institutional Capacity Building.”

According to Chan, the province was way ahead of its target for the 1st semester of 2015. “We are now aiming to finish the training targeted for the second semester by October so that we can work on other projects and services for the ARBs,” Chan said.

The series of institutional capacity building helps improve the performance and operation of farmers’ organizations in Agusan del Norte leading to financial, managerial, and technical sustainability.

“Our aim is to strengthen these farmers’ organizations by providing various support services like provision of farm machines and trainings. We train farmer-members in agri-business technologies to help them establish farm enterprises and gain access to credit and better markets,” said Chan. (Gil E. Miranda)