The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Cebu has recently offered basic accounting lesson to various groups of agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBs) in Cebu in an effort of developing their business management skill.
Assistant Regional Director and concurrent Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II Dr. Antonio del Socorro said the two-day basic accounting for non-accountant would help agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) make effective plans and decisions for their businesses.
“This training is one of DAR’s various plans for the ARBOs so that they can avail themselves of the Agricultural Production Credit Program (APCP) and manage their financial resources very well,” del Socorro said.
The ARBOs that have so fat attended the seminar include Pundok sa Mag-uuma (PUMAG) of San Isidro, Asturias; Toyokon Farmers Association (TOFA), Zaragosa Farmers Association ( ZAFA) ), Esperanza Farmers Association (ESFA) of Aloguinsan Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma og Mamumuo Para sa Reformang Agraryo (NAMMPRA) of Barangay Malingin ; Bogo, Dumlog Farmers Association (DUFA) of Toledo City;
Tabuelan Poblacion Small Farmers Association (TABPOSFAS), Cabadiangan Communal Irrigators Association Inc. (CCIA) of Liloan town; United Farmers MPC (UNIFAMCO) of Barangay Media Once ,Toledo; Tubod Farmers Association (TUFA) of Sibonga; Pananghugpong Luhodnong Mag-uuma ( PALUMA) of Barangay Luhod, Barili; and Agrarian Reform Farmer Beneficiaries Association (ARFBA) of Pinamungajan town.
Jacinto A. Tilbe, resource person from VICTO National Business Enterprise Executive, said most of the 43 participants were cooperative managers, treasurers and bookkeepers.
The APCP is a joint DAR –DAR-LBP credit and capacity development program designed to respond to the credit needs of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) on various economic projects such as agricultural crop production, agri-enterprise and livelihood projects.