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DAR-Sarangani reinforces farmers' knowledge on self-reliance and financial independence

piaGENERAL SANTOS CITY, March 18 (PIA)---The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-Sarangani has reinforced knowledge of farmers in Sarangani by holding a series of training on Self-Reliance and Financial Independence.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II Felix Frias said the training was aimed at strengthening the capacity of farmers in increasing productivity and income especially the DAR-assisted Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs).

“Trainings such as this would help farmer beneficiaries understand the principles of managing personal resources and increase their ability to provide the necessities of life for oneself and one’s family members,” Frias said.


The training which was conducted in General Santos City and the municipalities of Sarangani benefited 320 farmers who were members of ARBOs based in Sarangani.

These included the Kawas People’s Water Association; Malandag Communal Irrigators Association; Barangay Agrarian Reform Council and Farmers Association; Kablacan WINDS; Tuguis Tambilil Irrigators Services Association; Kalaneg WINDS and KALOM Irrigators Association; and Vineyard Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative.  

Meanwhile, Rene Pido, chairman of Malandag Communal Irrigators Association of Malungon 1 Agrarian Reform Communities (ARC) conveyed that the training enlightened him on many aspects specifically the importance of savings and budgeting. 

Also, he said it enabled him to gain new insights on how to prioritize resources according to need while increasing his knowledge on basic management principles and strategies including self-reliance.

According to resource speaker Mary LuzvimindaTagle-Herezo, the training “would serve as a motivation to the farmers to utilize meaningfully their resources, experiences and seminars; and aid them in devising problem solving strategies to alleviate their financial challenges.” 

Among the topics discussed during the sessions were the principles of self-reliance; resource management; needs vs wants; financial literacy and independence; types of income; cost-cutting measures and budgeting; and savings and investments.

Frias said he was happy with the outcome of the training hoping to replicate it to other farmer beneficiaries soon. (AR Torino, DAR-Sarangani/CT Apelacio, PIA-12 General Santos City)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1671458284399/dar-sarangani-reinforces-farmers-knowledge-on-self-reliance-and-financial-independence

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