Farmer technicians from 11 Bulacan ARBOs graduate from SEARCA-DAR training courses

  • 13 October 2014, Monday

Graduates from DRT Mt. Sinai Multipurpose Cooperative together with DAR officials, ARCCESS Bulacan consultants and SEARCA representatives.

BULACAN, Philippines – SEARCA and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Region 3 organized and facilitated the graduation ceremony of 195 farmer technicians from 11 agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) on 29 September 2014 in Baliuag, Bulacan. SEARCA assisted the following ARBOs: 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.

The participants attended a series of training courses conducted under the DAR-funded project Market Oriented Agri-Technology and Agri-Extension Services under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).The training courses conducted by SEARCA were on the following topics:

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

Dr. Cesar B. Quicoy, Farm Production Management Specialist, and Mr. Pedro Santos, DAR Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officer-Bulacan Provincial Office, served as the hosts of the event. DAR Region 3 and Bulacan officials also attended to observe the activity. Also present at the event were Dr. Prudenciano U. Gordoncillo, Team Leader, Dr. Arnold R. Elepaño, Farm Machineries Specialist, both of ARCCESS Bulacan. (Maribel Almanza)

Engr. Emmanuel G. Aguinaldo, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II, delivers his welcome remarks during the Graduation Ceremony of Farmer Technicians under the ARCCESS project on 29 September 2014 at Valenzuela Pavillon, Doña Enriqueta Subdivision, Baliuag, Bulacan.

Mr. Joselito G. Aguinaldo, Head of Regional ARCCESS Coordinating Unit gives the closing remarks on behalf of Engr. Arnel Dizon, Regional Director of DAR Region 3 Office during the Graduation Ceremony of Farmer Technicians under the ARCCESS project on 29 September 2014 at Valenzuela Pavillon, Doña Enriqueta Subdivision, Baliuag, Bulacan.

DAR Officials, together with ARCCESS Bulacan consultants and SEARCA representatives, award certificates of completion to graduates from Maligaya Agricultural Marketing Cooperative during Graduation Ceremony of Farmer Technicians under the ARCCESS project on 29 September 2014 at Valenzuela Pavillon, Doña Enriqueta Subdivision, Baliuag, Bulacan.