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Farm business schools for Cebu farmers

news reg 1 pix 1 sept. 30 2017Agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) will soon have the opportunity to improve their business acumen as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) establishes farm business schools in Toledo City and in Asturias.

The DAR represented by Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Elvira B. Bation forged an agreement with the mayors of Toledo City and Asturias, and officials of Agricultural Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture (DA-ATI) for the establishment of the two farm business schools.

Bation said the farm business school aims to teach ARBs on developing their farm enterprises and making their operations profitable. “We want them to be responsive to market demands,” Bation said.news reg 1 pix 2 sept. 30 2017

The farmers will be taught on bookkeeping, cash flows, market surveys, labor, product selling, product costing and proper packaging of their products.

The student-farmers are the members of the Talavera United Farmers’ Association (TUFA), of Talavera, Toledo City, and the farmer-members of Bag-ong Kusog sa Mag-uuma (BAKUMA) and Bago-Lunas United Communal Irrigators Association, (BLUCIA), of Barangay Bago and Lunas, Asturias, Cebu.

“The farmers will undergo an interactive learning process where the farmers learn from each other. The facilitators will be there to guide them,” Bation said.

Under the program, 30 to 35 farmer-participants will undergo series of group-based, 25-day training sessions. 

“These sessions would develop their capacity in running a profitable farm business by honing them to become better farm managers and entrepreneurs,” explained Bation.

news reg 1 pix 3 sept. 30 2017The Farm Business School (FBS) is implemented by the DAR in selected agrarian reform communities in collaboration with the Agricultural Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture (DA-ATI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN), and the local government units concerned. (Yuna Kintanar)

Photo 1: Hon. Jose Antonio T. Pintor, Municipal Mayor, Asturias, Cebu with PARPO Elvira B. Bation, sign the memorandum of agreement during the FBS launching held at the Conference Room, Municipal Hall, Asturias, Cebu.

Photo 2: PARPO Elvira Bation giving her message at the FBS Launching in Talavera, Toledo City.

Photo 3: PARPO Bation and Mayor Pintor (seated center) pose with officials of DAR, DA and coopeartives.  Standing from left are DF Lorna Brigoli, CARPO Ferdinand Yu, Municipal Agriculturist Jade P. Mesias, and Engr. Armand Gerra Coyoca Armand. Seated with Mayor Pintor and PARPO Bation, MARPO Jennette Oporto, the barangay officials in Lunas and Bago, Asturias, Cebu, and the Cahirpersons of the farmers association recipients of the project.

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