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DAR turns over P4.7-M  post-harvest facility in Davao

news reg 1 pix 1 dec. 1 2016Various agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBO) from the municipality of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur  recently received P 4.7-million post-harvest facility from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

DAR Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong said the facility would supplement the 669 hectares production area in the community. “More or less 800  coconut and cacao  farmers from barangays San Miguel, Glamang, Tagaytay, Balnate, Bacungan and Malawanit, would benefit from this project,” Bistoyong added.

The post-harvest facility is implemented under the Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (MINSAAD) Project funded by theJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), while the local government of Magsaysay has 30% counterpart to complete the project.

“The DAR will closely monitor the project’s utilization, we hope that you (the farmers) work hand in hand with us and do your part to maximize its use to boost your standard of living,” Bistoyong said.

Kasya Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (KAFAMULCO) Chairman Eduardo Lopez Sr., on the other hand,   profusely thanked the DAR, MINSAAD and the local government of Magsaysay for linking their arms in supporting the project.news reg 1 pix 2 dec. 1 2016

“We will continue to seek technical assistance from various government trainings, particularly from the DAR’s, to improve our coconut  and cacao production. We assure you that all of us will take good care of this facility with utmost care,” Lopez said.

The beneficiaries of the post-harvest facility include Sitio Macabulos Tribal  Association (SMTA), Kasya Famers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (KAFAMULCO), Balnate Workers Farmers Association (BAFAWA), Bacungan Upland Farmers & Workers Association (BUFAWA), Tagaytay United Farmers & Workers Association (TUFAWA), Malawanit Farmers Multi-purpose Cooperative (MAFAMCO) and Glamang Farmers Workers Association (GLAFAWA). (Esther Geyrozaga, PIO Davao del Sur)


Farmers learn all about contracts

MlaStandardNewDAVAO—More than 50 farmers from 24 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in Davao City joined a two-day program beneficiaries development (PBD) Lawyering Activity on contract review and negotiation at the Eagle Ridge Resort here.

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105 farmers to graduate from business school

news reg 1 pix 1 nov. 22 2016MATI, DAVAO ORIENTAL---One hundred and five farmer-beneficiaries belonging to various agrarian reform beneficiary cooperatives here, will soon graduate from the Farm Business School (FBS) established by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Agricultural Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture (DA-ATI). 

DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Joebar C. Pondoc said the training sessions, which started recently, are teaching farmers how to become entrepreneurs and how to treat their farms as enterprises to improve farm production.

“The FBS is a participatory action learning approach that endeavors to support the cooperative’s participation in agricultural market chains, and allows them to engage into business with less worries and difficulties, and share the knowledge learned with the other members of their respective ARB cooperatives,” said Pondoc.

Program Beneficiaries Development Division Chief Evangeline dela Cerna said the FBS is a three-month program consisted of 25 learning sessions. She said three sites in Davao Oriental located in Mati City, Lupon and Governor Generoso, are holding classes with 35 ARBs from each area.

“We want to enable the farmers to develop their 500-square meter lot and make it profitable by helping them become responsive to market demands,” said dela Cerna. (Atty. Joebar C. Pondoc)


Davao ARBOs undergo workshop on contract review and negotiation

news reg 4 pix 1 nov. 16 2016More than 50 farmers from 24 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in Davao City participated in the two day program beneficiaries development (PBD) Lawyering Activity on contract review and negotiation held recently at the Eagle Ridge Resort, Davao City.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Ernesto B. Tan said the PBD lawyering  activity is an intervention of DAR Legal Team and the Program Beneficiaries Development Division to capacitate the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) and ARBOs on the basic skills on agribusiness ventures  agreements and contracts  with their investor – partners to provide them a higher income and opportunities to increase their standard of living. 

Tan said the training is beneficial for those who have existing contracts and provide information to the ARBs and ARBOs who are planning to venture into agreements and contracts with investors. 

Atty. Glenn Pobre of the Legal Division and one of the resource speakers, explained the obligation and contracts based on the Civil Code of the Philippines, specifically on the three  stages of entering into contracts: from preparation, perfection and  consummation of a contract, principles of contract, the cause of the contract and the requisites of a good contract.

Atty. Pobre also discussed certain topics on the art on negotiation for first timers in contract and renegotiation for those have already existing contracts.  He stressed and cautioned the ARBOs that engaging in commercial agreements signifies adherence to its terms and conditions.

Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer for PBD Ruel Larosa challenged the participants to give ample time to understand the stipulations on the contracts before signing.

“It is expected that after the training, the ARBOs are more careful to the   provisions in the contract,” Larosa added. (Fraulein  G. Montañez,)

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DAR turns over P4.7-M  post-harvest facility in Davao

Various agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBO) from the municipality of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur recently received P 4.7-million post-harvest facility from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).DAR Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong said the… Read More..
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Farmers learn all about contracts

DAVAO—More than 50 farmers from 24 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in Davao City joined a two-day program beneficiaries development (PBD) Lawyering Activity on contract review and negotiation at the Eagle Ridge Resort here. Read More..
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105 farmers to graduate from business school

MATI, DAVAO ORIENTAL---One hundred and five farmer-beneficiaries belonging to various agrarian reform beneficiary cooperatives here, will soon graduate from the Farm Business School (FBS) established by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the… Read More..
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Davao ARBOs undergo workshop on contract review and…

More than 50 farmers from 24 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in Davao City participated in the two day program beneficiaries development (PBD) Lawyering Activity on contract review and negotiation held recently at the Eagle Ridge Resort,… Read More..

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