Cebu farmers learn agri-entrepreneurial skills

Seventy-one agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) from Cebu province are now armed with agri-entrepreneurial skills after they participated in the recently concluded Farm Business School (FBS) implemented by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

FBS is an on-site entrepreneurial training on farm technology and agribusiness through learning-doing approach. The farmers, who are members of Panaghugpong sa Molupyo sa Colonia (PAMOCO) of Tuburan town and Carmen Farmers Association (CAFA) of Toledo City, underwent six months of trainings consisting of 25 sessions.

FBS Most Enterprising Student awardee, Rey Jaranilla from CAFA said that with the new knowledge and techniques he gained from the trainings, he is confident that his income from farming would increase.

“The learnings are significant and are of great help in managing our farm business,” said PAMOCO’s FBS Most Outstanding Student Allen Dela Rama, who also thanked the local government of Tuburan for the implementation of this program.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Antonio A. del Socorro said the project came about after the DAR signed a memorandum of agreement with local government units to help farmer-beneficiaries in their municipalities.

“The municipalities would greatly benefit from FBS because the trainings are aimed to develop farm enterprises in their communities,” del Socorro said.

Tuburan Acting Mayor Danilo M. Diamante expressed gratitude to DAR-Cebu for helping the ARBs in his municipality to become better farmer-entrepreneurs.

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