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DAR Launches Farm Business School In Bicol

news regional 2 august 28 2015 pix 1The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently launched its first Farm Business School (FBS) in San Antonio, Ocampo, Camarines Sur tap farmer-beneficiaries’ entreprenurial ability.

The FBS, implemented under the project “Capacity Building of Small Farmers in Entrepreneurship Development and Market Access”, is a collaboration of the DAR,  Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN), and the local government units concerned.

OIC-Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Maria Gracia Sales said the business school expects to help family farms to access new markets and respond to ever-changing market demands.

“Initially, a total of 35 farmers-members of Ayugan San Antonio Agrarian Reform Cooperative (ASAARCO) in San Antonio, Ocampo will undergo a series of group-based experiential learning activities or a 25-day training sessions,” Sales said.

Sales said that after the training sessions, the participants would learn and develop their capacity in running a profitable farm business for long-term sustainability.

Aside from Sales, DA-ATI training superintendent Vivien Carable, DAR regional and provincial personnel, and local officials of the municipality of Ocampo graced the occasion. (GCBuensalida/DAR)

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