Siargao agrarian orgs undergo strategic planning

piaSURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, May 11 (PIA) - Five assisted agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Surigao del Norte (DAR-SDN) underwent a two-day Strategic Development Planning and Workshop held at D’Islanders Pension Hauz, Dapa, Siargao Island, this province.

The officers and members of Esperanza Farmers Credit and Consumers Organization (ESFARCRECO) of Brgy. Esperanza, Del Carmen underwent the said activity on April 26-27, 2016 as the ARBO embarks on a project under the Village Level Processing Center Enhancement Project of DAR-SDN.

According to Levy P. Alatraca, secretary of ESFARCRECO, “the strategic planning really helped our organization because we were able to identify the weaknesses and gaps of ESFARCRECO that we need to work out for it to grow.”

Meanwhile, the officers and members of both Don Paulino United Farmers and Fisherfolks Credit Organization (DOPUFAFICO) of Brgy. Don Paulino, Dapa; Osmeña Small Farmers Credit Cooperative (OSFACO) of Brgy. Osmeña, Dapa; Corazon Farmers Credit Association (COFARCA) of Brgy. Corazon, Gen. Luna; and Poblacion San Isidro Farmers Association (POSAIFA) of Brgy. Del Carmen, San Isidro have undergone the strategic planning last April 28-29, 2016 in preparation for the reportorial requirements of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) should the said ARBOs register themselves with the CDA.

According to Delia E. Pelicano, chairperson of COFARCA, “we are very grateful to the DAR for this opportunity because through this strategic planning we are able to come up with a one-year action plan and most importantly the 5-year development plan for COFARCA.”

Meantime, Eugenio Escopete of OSFACO added that the said activity was a big help in establishing the vision, mission, goals and objectives of their organization. (Daryll M. Tumbaga, DAR-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)