Two (2) agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) in Cagayan province attended training on product chain management provided by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The training and tapping of the services of other government agencies are in line with the directives of DAR Secretary Conrado Estrella III to help the farmers improve their livelihood activities.
Product chain management refers to the full lifecycle of a product or process. It is the management of the flow of goods and services and includes all processes that transform raw materials into final products until their eventual delivery to the customer.
Farmer-beneficiaries of PATASDA-ARB cooperative in Allacan and Bical-Baliaug ARB cooperative in Peñablanca, Cagayan attended the training on product chain management.
Samuel Solomero, DAR Cagayan Regional Director, said the training aims to arm the participants with knowledge on how to centrally control and efficiently link their production, shipment, and distribution of products to their customers.
“The farmers learned the importance and benefits of managing supply chain, which is relevant for today’s era, and the concepts and advantages of product and supply chain management,” he said.
Solomero said the department expects that these ARBO members would efficiently manage their productions which would result in more systematized organizations, bigger income, and happier farmers.
“The training was implemented under the support service component of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program where the DAR and DTI would closely work together to assist the agrarian reform beneficiaries,” he said.