ARBOs in Nueva Ecija adopt DAR ARCCESS outputs facilitated by SEARCA

  • 23 August 2014, Saturday

Prof. Jimmy Williams (left), Project Team Leader for DAR ARCCESS Nueva Ecija, presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Barangay Aquino Development Cooperative during their regular General Assembly on 31 July 2014 in Brgy. Aquino, Licab, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.

NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), commissioned by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of the Philippines to implement the project Market-Oriented Agri-Technology and Agri-Extension Services under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS), has been providing technical assistance to seven Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs) in Nueva Ecija to improve their productivity and jumpstart their entrepreneurial activities. This was done by providing strategic subsidies in the form of agri-technology and agri-extension services, particularly on the proper use of common service facilities (CSFs) or farm equipment distributed by DAR.

The Nueva Ecija ARBOs assisted are Masaganang Buhay Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Barangay Aquino Development Cooperative, Aglipay Producers Cooperative, Talabutab Norte Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Sitio Sapang Kubo Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Tanglaw Buhay Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and Farmer Vegetable Credit 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 provided by SEARCA.

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
  • How to Package a Business Proposal

The titles of the technical manuals distributed are:

  • CSF Use, Maintenance, Operation and Trouble Shooting Manual
  • CSF Business Management Plan      
  • Farm Production and Management Plan per farmer participant
  • Rice and Vegetable Technoguide

Prof. Jimmy Williams, Project Team Leader for ARCCESS Nueva Ecija, facilitated the discussion regarding the SEARCA project team’s outputs during each ARBO’s General Assembly. DAR Nueva Ecija officials were also in attendance.

All told, SEARCA was able to train 177 farmer technicians from the seven ARBOs. (Sarah Grace L. Quiñones)

 

Prof. Williams (left) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Farmer Vegetable Credit Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 11 August 2014 in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.

The members of Tanglaw Buhay Multi-Purpose Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 11 August 2014 in Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija.

The members of Sitio Sapang Kubo Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 12 August 2014 in Sitio Sapang Kubo, Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija. Prof. Williams (right) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team.

Prof. Williams (left) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA project team before the members of Masaganang Buhay Multi-Purpose Cooperative during the special General Assembly on 12 August 2014 in Sta. Rosario Old, Zaragosa, Nueva Ecija.

Prof. Williams (left) presents the outputs delivered by the SEARCA Project Team before the members of Talabutab Norte Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative during their special General Assembly on 13 August 2014 in Brgy. Talabutab Norte, General Natividad, Nueva Ecija.