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DAR trains farmers cooperatives on warehouse management

WEB w2The Department of Agrarian Reform conducted a training on warehouse management for officers of two farmers’ cooperatives in the Bicol region.

The training was conducted on October 9-10 and 14 at DAR Provincial Office Conference Hall, Daet, Camarines Norte through the initiative of Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Ross Olayres and the BDCD.

Olayres said that one month after the DAR’S turn-over of Post Harvest Facilities (warehouse with office) to the Sta. Elena Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SEFMPC) and the completion of another warehouse for Masalong-salong Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MMPC), “we saw the need to train cooperative officers on how to manage these post-harvest facilities and intensify the full utilization of the warehouses that would backstop their business enterprise.”

“Even if the two cooperatives are engaged in different business ventures – palay trading for SEFMPC and copra trading for MMPC—the training modules are helpful as they focus on their respective line of business engagement,” said Olayres.

According to Olayres, the need for a warehouse arises due to the time gap between production and consumption of products. By bridging this gap, storage creates time utility. “Warehouse responds to the needs of the cooperatives whose products are harvested in a particular season but are demanded throughout the year as in the case of palay, coconut and copra.”

The officers were trained on Standard Purchasing Practices, Procurement Planning and Budgeting Worksop, Inbound and Outbound procedures, Loading and Weighing Practices, Marketing and Sales Management, Good Warehousing Practices, Warehouse Planning and Staffing Workshop, Record Keeping and Financial Analysis.

web w3The participants were also exposed to actual testing of palay using the standard equipment being used by the NFA for grain classification such as the moisture meter, purity tester, and fogging machine for minimizing insect infestation in the warehouse.

Olayres disclosed that under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS), the Sta. Elena Farmers MPC would receive equipment for palay trading such as moisture meter, platform weighing scale, suspended weighing scale and thresher as DAR’s support to intensify their palay trading business.

The warehouses that were turned over to Sta. Elena MPC and Masalong-salong MPC were funded through the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP).  (Nilla Lagatuz and Hannah Mendoza)

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