Cebu City – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) launched a Farm Business School (FBS) that will benefit 35 farmers who are members of the Morales Ouano Cosido Miradel Velasquez Farmers Association (MOCOMVEFA) in Barangay Guba, Cebu City.
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed on September 21, 2018, for a partnership undertaking with DAR, Local Government Unit (LGU) of Guba, Cebu City and MOCOMVEFA, a DAR assisted Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organization.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Antonio A. del Socorro, who spoke at the MOA signing said that the 35 participants shall join the FBS with 25 sessions through the learning-by doing approach. The FBS would help farmers respond to the market challenges and for future income generating farm activities. It primarily aims to transform the participants from mere farmers to farmer-entrepreneurs.
DAR Cebu Provincial FBS project point person, Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer (MARPO) Cristina L. Bumatay will assist the participants from training up to implementation, together with other facilitators Asnawi B. Domado and Suzella S. Talle of Provincial Program Beneficiaries Development Division of DAR Cebu.
MOCOMVEFA Chairman Roel Suquib thanked DAR for this project and assured 100 % commitment to finish the sessions, “We are grateful that DAR considers us and surely this will help us increase our crop production and manage our farm produce” he added.