ARBOs in Bulacan adopt DAR ARCCESS outputs facilitated by SEARCA

  • 3 September 2014, Wednesday

Dr. Prudenciano U. Gordoncillo (third from left) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Samahan ng Magsasaka ng Kaybanban Multipurpose Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 14 August 2014 in Sta. Maria, Bulacan.

BULACAN, Philippines – The 11 Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs) in Bulacan have adopted the technical assistance outputs of the Market-Oriented Agri-Technology and Agri-Extension Services under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) facilitated by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of the Philippines has commissioned SEARCA to assist the ARBOs to improve farm productivity and achieve market-suitable surplus. This was done by building the skills and competencies of the ARBOs through agri-technology and agri-extension services, particularly through training and coaching of farmer technicians on the following: (1) proper use and management of common service facilities (CSFs) distributed by DAR; and (2) implementation and adoption of Farm Production and Management Plan, CSF Manual, CSF Operation and Management Plan and Technoguide.

The ARBOs assisted are 3M3BC ARC Irrigators Association,Balikatang Pamayanan ng Inaon Multipurpose Cooperative, Cabago Irrigators Association Inc., Catmon Multipurpose Cooperative, Catacte Samahang Nayon Multipurpose Cooperative Inc., DRT Mt. Sinai Multipurpose Cooperative, Maronquillo Multipurpose Cooperative Inc., Samahan ng Magsasaka at Maggugulay Multipurpose Cooperative, Land Reform Farmers’ Cooperative of Bagong Silang, Maligaya Agricultural Marketing Cooperative, and Samahan ng Magsasaka ng Kaybanban Multipurpose Cooperative.

Each of these ARBOs conducted a special General Assembly in July and August 2014 where they formally acknowledged and adopted the four training activities and four technical manuals. The training courses conducted are on the following topics:

  • System of Use, Maintenance, Operation and Trouble Shooting of CSFs
  • CSF Business Enterprise Management
  • Integrated Production Management Systems
  • Profitability Analysis of Adopting New Farm Technologies and Practices

The titles of the technical manuals distributed are:

  • Common Service Facilities Manual
  • CSF Operation and Management Plan      
  • Farm Production and Management Plan for selected members
  • Technoguide for Commodities

Discussions regarding the SEARCA project team’s outputs were facilitated by Dr. Prudenciano U. Gordoncillo, Team Leader; Dr. Cesar B. Quicoy, Farm Management Specialist; Dr. Arnold R. Elepaño, Farm Machineries Specialist; and Dr. Jose Nestor M. Garcia, Crops Specialist, during each ARBO’s General Assembly. DAR Bulacan officials and UMIC International also attended to observe the activities.

SEARCA was able to train 195 farmer technicians from the 11 ARBOs in Bulacan. (Maribel B. Almanza)

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{vsig_c}0|image1.jpg||Dr. Prudenciano U. Gordoncillo (third from left) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Samahan ng Magsasaka ng Kaybanban Multipurpose Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 14 August 2014 in Sta. Maria, Bulacan. {/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|image2.jpg||Dr. Gordoncillo (standing, second from right) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Land Reform Farmers’ Cooperative of Bagong Silang during their special General Assembly on 14 August 2014 in San Miguel, Bulacan.

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{vsig_c}0|image3.jpg||Dr. Cesar B. Quicoy (right) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of DRT Mt. Sinai Multipurpose Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 15 August 2014 in Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan. Ms. Marcy Ballesteros (left), Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer of Bulacan, observes the General Assembly.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|image4.jpg||Dr. Quicoy (left) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Samahan ng Maggugulay at Magsasaka Multipurpose Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 15 August 2014 in Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan. Ms. Ballesteros (right) of DAR Bulacan, observes the General Assembly. {/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|image5.jpg||Dr. Jose Nestor M. Garcia (center) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Balikatang Pamayanan ng Inaon Multipurpose Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 15 August 2014 in Pulilan, Bulacan.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|image6.jpg||Dr. Garcia (left) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Maronquillo Multipurpose Cooperative Inc. during their special General Assembly on 15 August 2014 in San Rafael, Bulacan.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|image7.jpg||Dr. Quicoy (left) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of 3M3BC ARC Irrigators’ Association during their special General Assembly on 16 August 2014 in Pandi, Bulacan.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|image8.jpg||Dr. Garcia (left) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Cabago Irrigators’ Association during their special General Assembly on 16 August 2014 in Calumpit, Bulacan.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|image9.jpg||Dr. Gordoncillo (left) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Catacte Samahang Nayon Multipurpose Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 18 August 2014 in Bustos, Bulacan.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|image10.jpg||Dr. Arnold R. Elepaño (rightmost) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Maligaya Agricultural Marketing Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 19 August 2014 in San Miguel, Bulacan.{/vsig_c}