CRA FARMERS TRAINED ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FARM RECORD KEEPING, RECEIVED STARTER KITS FOR COMMUNITY GARDENING PROJECT

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CRA Beneficiaries take a photo session with ATI Region 6 Staff before trying the starter kits that they received.

SIGMA, CAPIZ – Fifteen beneficiaries of Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) Project were trained on entrepreneurship and farm record keeping during the Skills Enhancement on Farm Business Development and Farm Record Keeping for Small-scale Rural Farmers last September 11, 2020 at Barangay Cogon, Sigma, Capiz.

In her opening message, Ms. Mary Ann A. Ramos, Training Specialist and National Livestock Program Point Person, emphasized that the activity is one of the vital components in the development plan set for the CRA Project. It aims at enhancing the knowledge and skills of the beneficiaries as they are now engaged in entrepreneurial activities through their Sustainable Pig Farming (SPF) projects that are already earning. More so, they have to carefully keep and manage records of their transactions as these are essential documents in monitoring their enterprise.

Mr. Vianney T. Ojerio, Development Officer, discussed various topics on entrepreneurship and farm record keeping. He pointed out key concepts in entrepreneurship, farming as a business and the business cycle and core competencies of entrepreneurs. He also highlighted the importance of keeping different types of farm records and strategies of maintaining these records.

Ms. Ramos, together with Mr. Alfie O. Tayco, Agricultural Technologist, also demonstrated gardening techniques such as soil media preparation, garden design and lay-out, and the establishment of nursery and garden plots. Starter kits for the establishment of community garden were awarded to the CRA beneficiaries to complement the implementation of their learnings. This is in support to the Plant Plant Plant Program and “Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Laban sa Covid-19” Program of the Department of Agriculture. Moreover, this is also part of the continuing implementation of CRA Project in the area.