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DAR launches farm business school in So. Leyte

WEB NAT R8 20150905 01 fbs4 resizedThe Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recently launched a farm business school (FBS) in Barangay Hantag. Maasin City, Southern Leyte to impart  to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) knowledge and skills to make their farmlots more profitable.
 
Regional Director Sheila Enciso said thirty-one farmers, all ARBs and members of the Hantag Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Inc. (HAFAMCI), attended the first session.
 
She said that Barangay Hantag is part of the Maasin agrarian reform community (ARC) and was fortunate to be included among the 15 sites nationwide selected for this project.
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Enciso said that Php128,000 is plowed to the site for the conduct of the training, that will take up to 25 sessions in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA) thru the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).
           
Program Beneficiaries Development Division (PBDD) chief Melecia Ong explained that the “school” is an on-site training where farmers learn about high value crops production and marketing of their produce.
 
The participants are expected to become agricultural entrepreneurs and will be developing their own 500-square meter lot under this project, she added
 
Ong stressed that the project is among the various support services extended to ARBs under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) to increase farmer’s income and contribute to food security. (JOSE ALSMITH L. SORIA) 

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Region VIII News

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September 23, 2016 16

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Sep 22, 2016 18

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Sep 21, 2016 16

DAR turns over fmr in Leyte

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Aug 22, 2016 40

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