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DAR Conducts Workshops On Agri-Business Venture Arrangement

REG XCAGAYAN DE ORO—The Department of Agrarian reform (DAR) recently conducted a two-day workshop in this city on agribusiness venture arrangement (AVA) to update the current status of existing AVAs and to flesh out issues and concerns of farmers’ cooperatives engaged in these arrangements.

The participants were the AVA regional and provincial point persons together with their Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) Lawyering Team, and officials from the DAR Central Office.

Undersecretary for Support Services Rosalina Bistoyong said the workshop seeks to consolidate the inventory of the AVAs in Mindanao and discussed the pertinent issues and concerns encountered during the implementation. 

“The workshop tackled issues on growership vs. leaseback, length of contract, information asymmetry and pricing, juridical entity, credit, infrastructure, technical and support services, remedies, and liabilities,” Bistoyong said.

To increase the rural benefits of ARBs, Bistoyong said the DAR issued in 2006 Administrative Order No. 9, which refers to the revised rules and regulations governing AVAs in CARP-covered areas.

“It states that to augment the support services extended by the government to the ARBs, the formation of AVAs is encouraged so that investment of financial and other resources by the private sector can be routed to agrarian reform areas through productive and collaborative ventures between the private sector and the ARBs,” explained Bistoyong.

“As a general rule, AVA encourages the participation of ARBs in farm management operation. It includes a human resource development programs aimed at providing management capability building and transfer of technology to ARBs, and hastening their transformation into rural businessmen,” added Bistoyong.

DAR-10 Regional Director Felix Aguhob and Asst. Regional Director Eliasem P. Castillo were on hand to welcome the participants and give support to the activity.

Director Teresita Panlilio of the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Secretariat and Atty. Aison Garcia of the Legal Affairs Office led the other DARCO officials and staff who attended.

Representatives of Xavier Science Foundation, Del Monte Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Coop, Inc.,  as well as, officers and members of BARCMPC (Beneficiaries of Agrarian Reform in Checkered Farms) and CFARBEMPCO (Checkered Farms Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multipurpose Coop) from Panabo, Davao del Norte were also present to share their experiences. (Editha Salvador)

In photo:
Undersecretary for Support Services Rosalina Bistoyong  (center, front row), flanking her are DAR-10 Regional Director Felix Aguhob  (right) and Asst. Regional Director Eliasem Castillo (left).  Atty. Aison Garcia (2nd from right, front row) of the Legal Affairs of DARCO.

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