SEARCA successfully concludes DAR ARCCESS project in Nueva Ecija

  • 7 October 2014, Tuesday

The farmer technicians from the seven ARBOs in Nueva Ecija, the SEARCA Project Team, and DAR Officials posed for a souvenir photo during the Graduation Ceremony of Farmer Technicians under the ARCCESS project on 26 September 2014 at De Luxe Restaurant in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.

NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – SEARCA, commissioned by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), successfully implemented the project Market-Oriented Agri-Technology and Agri-Extension Services under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).

The SEARCA project team (SPT) for DAR ARCCESS Nueva Ecija is composed of Prof. Jimmy Williams, Project Team Leader, Prof. Mayo Grace Amit, Training and Coaching Specialist, Dr. Lucille Elna de Guzman, Crops Specialist, Dr. Cesar Quicoy, Farm Management and Production Economics Expert, Dr. Arnold Elepaño, Farm Machineries Specialist, and Ms. Sarah Grace Quiñones, Training Associate. The SPT provided technical assistance to selected Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs) in Nueva Ecija from July 2013 to September 2014.

The focus of the technical assistance was to improve the productivity of ARBOs through the provision of strategic subsidies in the form of agri-technology and agri-extension services, primarily on the proper use of common service facilities (CSFs) or farm equipment distributed by DAR to jumpstart their entrepreneurial activities.

For the duration of the project, the SPT conducted training on the following topics: System of Use, Maintenance, Operation, and Trouble Shooting of CSFs; CSF Business Enterprise Management; Integrated Production Management Systems; and How to Package a Business Proposal.

Moreover, the SPT distributed four technical manuals titled CSF Use, Maintenance, Operation and Trouble Shooting Manual; CSF Business Management Plan; Farm Production and Management Plan; and Rice and Vegetable Technoguide.

To conclude the project, a Graduation Ceremony was held on 26 September 2014 at De Luxe Restaurant in Cabanatuan City. SEARCA was able to train 177 farmer technicians and Board Members from the seven ARBOs. The ceremony highlighted the special presentations of each ARBO and the awarding of certificates of completion and turnover of technical manuals and brochures to the ARBOs.

The culminating activity was attended by Mr. Joselito Aguinaldo, Head of the Regional ARCCESS Coordinating Unit (RAPCU); Ms. Jocelyn Ramones, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer; Mr. Borromeo Pascual, Chief of the Program Beneficiaries Development Division; Ms. Anne Marie Guillermo, Senior Program Officer; and the Agrarian Reform Program Officers of North and South Nueva Ecija.

Also in attendance were all seven (7) ARBOs in Nueva Ecija, namely: 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. Dr. Lope B. Santos III, Program Specialist and OIC of the SEARCA Project Development and Technical Services (PDTS), gave the closing remarks at the graduation ceremony. (Sarah Grace L. Quiñones)

 

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{vsig_c}0|6.jpg||Dr. Lope B. Santos III, Program Specialist and OIC of SEARCA Project Development and Technical Services, gave the closing remarks at the Graduation Ceremony of Farmer Technicians under ARCCESS on 26 September 2014 at De Luxe Restaurant in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. {/vsig_c}