DAR strengthens 8 agrarian reform cooperatives in ARMM
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) engaged eight agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in various trainings on cooperative management to strengthen them.
To be specific, some 3,000 farmer-members and non-members of ARBOs from Basilan and Sulu were trained in courses such as policy development, strategic planning, roles and responsibilities of ARBs and organizational leadership.
DAR-ARMM Director Rebeca Bautista said the farmers were also trained on courses on product development, business management, and marketing to help them sustain their agri-ventures.
“These trainings were conducted to strengthen and capacitate agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) towards operating successful agri-enterprises,” Bautista said
The trainings also helped in recruiting new ARBO members.
“Our trainings led to the recruitment of 727 ARBs who in turn became new members of the ARBOs. The participants were very appreciative of the knowledge imparted to them, especially now that they have joined the ARBOs to help speed up and facilitate the implementation of agrarian reform-related projects/businesses/services in their areas as ARBO members,” Bautista said.