CABATUAN, Isabela - THIRTY-SIX (36) Farm Business School (FBS) scholars from Diamantina SN Credit Cooperative (DSNCC) has implemented the Department of Agrarian Reform’s (DAR) “Buhay sa Gulay” project, an urban farming initiative of the agency to provide sufficient food supply and additional income to the residents of urban areas.
FBS is a program aimed to develop and train farmer-beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) become farmer-entrepreneurs.
Regional Director Samuel S. Solomero lauded the DSNCC, an agrarian reform beneficiary organization (ARBO) assisted by the Provincial Office of DAR, for their effort to participate in providing food security in Isabela.
“This project is worth emulating and I am tasking our Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officers (PARPO) to identify other possible areas to setup "Buhay sa Gulay" project,” Solomero said.
Solomero added that he is looking forward that majority of urban areas in Cagayan Valley region would implement this project because it would open the eyes of the people on the importance of farming in the community.
DSNCC Chairman Buencamino Cadiz thanked the DAR regional and provincial office headed by Solomero and PARPO II Eunomio Jr. P. Israel for providing technical assistance and various agricultural inputs to the members of the cooperative.
The 106 member of the cooperatives consist of 56 ARBs, 37 ARH Household, and 13 non-ARBs.