The engagement of the BDS provider should contribute to the overall goal of enabling the participating ARBOs to become leaders in agricultural enterprises. By changing the mindset of ARBs on farming (from subsistence-oriented to growth and enterprise-oriented), the project will be able to help contribute to income improvement and growth in the countryside. As such the development of agri-enterprises in the designated sub-project shall have facilitated the transformation of the agrarian reform areas into viable agri-business units.
BDS providers are therefore expected to give a range of services that will improve the performance of the ARBO's agri-enterprise such as, but not limited to, (a) develop and install sound financial system, (b) access to markets, and (c) ability to compete in these markets. Capacity building on enterprise development and management to be provided by the BDS providers must be in accordance with the ARBOs’ needs and potentials.
Since there is no one-size-fits-all mechanism, BDS providers must be able to craft and deliver the required services based on varied ARBO agri-enterprises, comprising of different crops or commodities and business types. Interventions may involve an array of agri-enterprise related activities, for which the ARBO plans to venture on is presently engaged. These activities may include simple or conventional marketing, up-scaling for consolidation and trading, diversification, niche marketing, and/or product development. BDS providers must also consider the wide-ranging degree of maturity and capacity of the ARBOs in engaging in agri-enterprises. Taking these factors into account, the BDS providers are expected to provide services that are responsive to the unique needs and capacities of the ARBO.