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North Cotabato farmers to venture into profitable business

news reg pix 1 march 18 2016Ninety Three (93) agrarian reform beneficiaries are now looking forward to the possibility of becoming business entrepreneurs after they recently graduated from the Farm Business School (FBS) sponsored by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in North Cotabato.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Marion Abella said the graduates from the   Antipas, Kidapawan City, Kabacan, and Aleosan. North Cotabato, were taught modern farming practices and basic business concepts to elevate their status from mere producers of raw farm goods to agri- entrepreneurs.news reg pix 2 march 18 2016

Permo Tanudtanud, 56, Vice-President of Perez ARB Rubbers Association in Perez, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato said the FBS became an eye opener for them to innovate, plan, and think like a business man. 

“For 35 years, farming has been my life but I realized that there are still more that I need to learn to make my profession (farming) a profitable one,” Tanudtanud said.

Tanudtanud said the FBS taught him the importance of using record books and recording all farming activities to monitor expenses and farm incomes to determine the gains and losses acquired during the farming activities.

news reg pix 3 march 18 2016Tanudtanud added that the FBS emphasized the importance of applying value addition to farm products like  a piece of durian weighing 2kg. at P60 per kilo would normally provide a profit of P120. But, processing it into pastillas or other by-products will make a farmer P250-P300 richer.

Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Emelita Mayol, said the 93 FBS graduates have  set their individual goals that they can apply and implement in their own farms to test their capability in applying their newly-acquired skills in farm business management.

“We are now  confident that the 93 graduates will start  engaging into various entrepreneurial undertakings after FBS  developed their skills and competencies on how to effectively market their agricultural products which eventually led them to be more knowledgeable and acquire a positive attitude towards farm entrepreneurship,” Mayol said. (Rodel Orejudos)

 


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