(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Friday, 05 April 2024

DAR launches farm business school in Surigao Norte

By Susil Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte (PIA) -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently launched the Farm Business School (FBS) program in Barangay San Isidro, Placer, Surigao del Norte.

The Farm Business School aims to help farmers learn how to make farming profitable, train them to respond to market demands, and develop entrepreneurial skills.

FBS training is conducted in a classroom setting using eight modules in 25 sessions.

Around 30 members of San Isidro Farmers Agrarian Reform Cooperative (SIFARBECO) are scheduled to undergo the rigid learning sessions that will ultimately upskill their farming knowledge, enable their entrepreneurial skills, and enhance their marketing techniques and ideas.

Surigao del Norte Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Milagrosa B. Bulawan explained, “The FBS training sessions will equip and capacitate the farmers with the necessary entrepreneurial and marketing skills on how to sell their farm produce and generate a high income.”

“The participants will be trained on appropriate marketing strategies to become farmer-entrepreneurs, and we hope that in due time, SIFARBECO members can increase the volume of their farm produce and forge profitable agri-business linkages,” Bulawan said.

Placer Mayor Jovymarie C. Villazon assured the members of SIFARBECO of the full support of the local government and suggested that more FBS be implemented in the other barangays of the municipality.

The Department of Agrarian Reform launched the Farm Business School (FBS) program to the barangay local government unit of San Isidro in Placer, Surigao del Norte. This program will empower the beneficiaries with entrepreneurial skills to better manage their cooperatives. Photo courtesy of DAR-SDN.

Leonida, a member of SIFARBECO, thanked the DAR for the opportunity to be trained and become entrepreneurs and for other assistance extended to them to make their farms more profitable.

“Malaking tulong ito sa amin para madagdagan ang aming kaalaman at mapalago ang aming mga pananim at mga alagang hayop para dagdag kita sa aming pamilya,” the member shared.

[This is a big help to us members, as this will increase our knowledge of entrepreneurship and expand our agricultural products and livestock for additional income.]

Meanwhile, a ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement took place between the DAR and other members of the Local Partners Alliance Group (LPAG), manifesting their strong support for the program and guaranteeing the success of the implementation of FBS in Barangay San Isidro. 

The LPAG is composed of the municipal local government of Placer, partner agencies such as the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture and itsAgricultural Training Institute, barangay local government unit of San Isidro, people’s organizations, and local stakeholders. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte with a report from DAR-SDN)