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DAR launches farm business school in Camarines Sur

manilatimes 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. PNA

Source: http://www.manilatimes.net/dar-launches-farm-business-school-in-bicol/213629/

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