SEARCA opens capability building courses for agricultural entrepreneurs
Government research partner Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has established capability building courses for trainers and agricultural entrepreneurs as part of efforts to boost productivity in mango, abaca, cacao, and herbal-medicinal products.
SEARCA said the training for trainers and farmer-entrepreneurs will beef up skills of Filipino farmers-businessmen in ensuring their farms thrive as profit-making businesses, rather than mere source of sustenance.
The course is called “Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of New Technologies and Enterprises under the High Value Crops Development Program.”
SEARCA also supported the publication of an investment guide of the Bureau of Agricultural Research-Department of Agriculture (BAR-DA) with the same title.
“We believe that given the right opportunities, training, and innovations, farmers and fishers can be ‘agripreneurs’,” BAR-DA Executive Director Nicomedes Eleazar said.
Participants in these courses will also be trainors of agricultural entrepreneurs or support them on how to plan financial viability for businesses after training themselves first.