Farmers’ Agricultural Training Seen To Boost Misamis Oriental And Camiguin Provinces’ Harvests

pic1july24A total of 166 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from selected municipalities of Misamis Oriental and Camiguin recently completed the Agricultural Enterprise Development (AED) training course. The newly trained farmer-beneficiaries are expected to help improve the provinces’ agriculture.

The training, conducted by Xavier Science Foundation (XSF), was implemented under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) project.

The ARCCESS project is designed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to provide strategic and sustainable support services to increase farm productivity, improve household incomes and provide sustainable livelihood for ARBs through the organization of agri-related enterprises.

The graduates are members of the agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Laguindingan (Lapad Agrarian Reform and Farmers' Cooperative) with 28 graduates, Taglimao (Taglimao Farmer’s Multi-Purpose Cooperative) with 22 graduates, Indahag (Indahag Agrarian Reform Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative) with 27 graduates, Alubijid (Centro Sampatulog Farmers’ Consumers Cooperative) with 23 graduates, Balingoan (Kabangasan-Mapua-Dahilig Agrarian Reform Community) with 29 graduates, Agoho (Agoho Multi-Purpose Community) with 23 graduates, and Sagay (Bonbon-Sagay Upland Farmers’ Association) with 14 graduates.
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The above-mentioned ARBOs in Laguindingan, Taglimao and Indahag are currently engaged in corn production. Those in Alubijid and Balingoan are into cassava, while the ARBOs in Agoho and Sagay are producing abaca.

In partnership with the DAR in Region 10, the XSF has provided agri-technology and agri-extension services to the identified ARBOs in an institutionalized manner. The services include trainings for farmer technicians and ARBs, common service facilities management plan, farm production management plan, preparation of training manuals and modules, among others.