DAR educates Agusan del Norte farmers on basic cooperative formation

news national pix 1 may 24 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recently conducted a seminar on Basic Cooperative Course to thirty-four (34) agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) who members of farmers’ cooperatives and associations in Barangay Dulag, Butuan City.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) Andre B. Atega said the activity was aimed to capacitate the farmers on the fundamentals of cooperative formation, identify the importance of legal underpinnings of a cooperative and discuss further the plans, programs and policies of the cooperative.

Atega said among the participants were members from the Manila De Bugabus Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MDBMPC), Dulag Organic Farmers (DOF), Dulag Dairy Cow Farmers Association (DDCFA), Dulag Women’s Association and Barangay Dulag Organic Farmers Association Inc (BDOFAI).news national pix 2 may 24 2014

He added that the seminar was held through the effort made by  the DAR-Agusan del Norte in partnership with Propegemus Foundation, Inc. (PFI) to educate and  empower the farmers and strengthen their organizations.

BDOFAI Chairman  Lorenzo Salar, Jr. said the training is very timely and useful to cooperative members and officers like them as it provides relevant information on how they can improve their cooperative operations.

“I was challenged to further enhance and develop our cooperative with the updates provided in the course. I am thankful to the facilitators for enlightening us in the various topics discussed  which enables us to increase our knowledge on the basic of cooperative formation, “ Salar said.

DDCFA Chair Germa Bagasbas also expressed their gratitude for the DAR for allowing them to attend  the said training. (Gil Miranda, PIO-DAR-ADN)