DAR launches farm business school program in Agusan farmers
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it has launched a farm business school (FBS) program in Agusan del Norte to boost the entrepreneurial skills of farmers living in the province.
This, according to DAR, will help the farmers effectively manage their farm produce and optimize their profitability.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Andre Atega said FBS aims to develop agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) become agricultural entrepreneurs.
“We want to make their farms profitable and make them understand the ins and outs of business to that they can respond to market challenges,” said Atega.
“Building up the capabilities of agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in handling and marketing their farm products is among the priorities of DAR,” he added.
The FBS will particularly benefit farmer-members of ARBOs belonging to the Dona Rosario certificate of land ownership award (CLOA) Holders Vegetable Producers Association (DRCHVPA) and the Kabayawa Sala Farmers Association.
The farmers will be taught on bookkeeping, cash flows, market surveys, labor, product selling, product costing and proper packaging of their products.