The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) reinforced their ties as they come together for a planning-workshop at the DARRO V Conference Hall last January 23, 2014.
The activity aimed to identify specific deliverables for CY 2014 particularly on the Agrarian Reform beneficiary-cooperatives in the region. DAR Regional Technical Assistance & Support Services Chief Lerma Dino said that at least 44 cooperatives will be covered in the seven DAR provincial offices this year, as against the 27 cooperatives in the three provinces covered by the partnership in 2013.
Certainly, the partnership between DAR and CDA has come a long way bearing into fruition pleasing results as proven in the year-end assessment held in San Mateo, Rizal in December last year.
With said partnership, Dino proudly shared, “the number of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) trained has increased, and more ARB-cooperatives have been strengthened and were able to comply with the mandatory training requirements.”
The one-day session was attended by the DAR Regional and Provincial TASS chiefs & point persons headed by Assistant Regional Director for Administration Atty. Leo Miguel A. Ramos; and CDA regional & provincial officials led by Regional Director Atty. Maria Lourdes P. Pacao. (Maria Trinise General)