DAR’s AED course has 118 new graduates

A complete of 118 Division of Agrarian Reform (DAR) officers and workers, representatives of Native Authorities Models (LGUs) and Agrarian Reform Profit Organizations (ARB) lately accomplished a course on the Agro-enterprise Growth (AED) Built-in Studying Session.

The DAR, by the Assist Companies Workplace (SSO), has acknowledged graduates who’ve accomplished the 7-month course throughout the On-line Agro-enterprise Growth Built-in Studying Session cum Recognition Program.

atty Milagros Isabel A. Cristobal, undersecretary for SSO, mentioned the agro-business facilitators are instrumental in empowering farmers economically and facilitating the launch of agro-business initiatives within the countryside.

“Now you are among the many DAR-certified agro-enterprise facilitators who’re anticipated to encourage extra ARBs to affix clusters to extend their manufacturing and forge advertising and marketing offers with institutional markets,” Cristobal mentioned.

She mentioned that contributors on this course engaged in an interactive dialogue on the relevance, effectiveness and preliminary affect of AED initiatives utilizing the microfinance complement method.

“In line with the present authorities’s push, we await your full assist by the Linking Smallholder Farmers to Market with Microfinance program, in addition to the Division’s developmental interventions from the opposite program beneficiaries.”

Ronald M. Gareza, director of the Bureau of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Growth, mentioned finishing the course will function proof of how they’ve used and utilized the data and abilities to assist ARBs and smallholders plan and systematize their manufacturing and introduction to assist them make efficient market engagements.

“It is step one in serving to you rework the lives of ARBs and smallholders to change into higher farmers and entrepreneurs.”

He mentioned that regardless of the challenges, efforts to use the teachings discovered from the AED course “bearing fruit” because the 32 undertaking websites launched at the moment are adopting the AED clustering method of their farming actions.

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