Municipal Agrarian Reform Officers (MAROs), Development Facilitators (DFs), and other implementers of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the MIMAROPA region attended a four-day training on agrarian reform community (ARC) organizing and development (ARCOD) to improve their skills in formulating workable, effective plans in developing farm communities.
DAR Regional Director Marvin Bernal said the training is designed to raise the skills of implementers not only in community organizing but also in enterprise development and management.
“This training is essential for MAROs and DFs in executing entrepreneurial activities in agrarian reform communities in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan,” Bernal said.
Bernal said that the activity is in response to the call made by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to Secretary Conrado Estrella III, to improve and uplift the lives of farmers by training them to become farmer-entrepreneurs.
Participants were provided skills on modern approaches and ways to develop ARCs, preparing their development plan and formulating a one-year plan for 2023.
Bernal said the participants had committed themselves to improving the quality of lives of the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) for them to become active participants in the government’s development efforts.
The participants completed four modules: Enhancing Personal Effectiveness, Internalizing community development perspective, Acquiring ARC Development Skills, and Formulating the learning action plan.