DAR trains field facilitators to conduct training on agriculture enterprise
More than 100 field facilitators from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and local government units (LGU) have recently completed a six-month agro-enterprise course.
The training, conducted under the Linking Smallholder Farmers to Market with Microfinance project (LinksFarMM) of the DAR, equipped the field facilitators with skills and knowledge that they can share with farmers.
DAR Undersecretary Virginia Orogo said the course, a combination of lectures, structures-learning exercises, and workshops, equipped attendees to guide farmers in the agro-enterprise development process.
LinkSFarMM is a partnership project that links agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) to better market connections, integrates them in the supply chain, and utilizes steps in agro-enterprise clustering approach to increase the production and income of farmers and their household through agricultural extension, marketing assistance, and capacity building.
“We recognize and celebrate the hard work and efforts of our agro-enterprise facilitators, who are our partners in reaching the goal of our program to improve the livelihood of small farmers and agrarian reform beneficiaries by helping them engage in businesses, establish and engage with buyers and become self-reliant,” Orogo said.
The field facilitators who graduated came from agrarian reform areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.