DA taps BDO to conduct lectures on accounting, financial literacy for farmers
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the Department of Agriculture (DA) has partnered with SM Group to conduct lectures on accounting and financial literacy for farmers all over the country in order to improve their productivity.
As a start, he said that on August 15 and 16, accountants of the Banco de Oro, through a commitment made by Deborah Pe-Sy of SM Foundation, will give a lecture in Tagbilaran City to farmers and fishermen on simple farm accounting and financial literacy.
“These lectures will be done nationwide hoping that by educating farmers and fishermen to make a computation of their expense against income at the end of the season would make them realize that embracing modern agriculture technology would make them earn more,” Piñol said.
“This is the biggest challenge that we in the Department of Agriculture face right now and it is a challenge which we are addressing,” he added.