The Cooperative Development Authority Region 7 implemented the Basic Training Course on Cooperatives, Bookkeeping and Entrepreneurship for Beneficiaries of RCEF Mechanization Program. The program is a partnership of the Cooperative Development Authority, Philippine Center of Postharvest Development and Mechanization(Philmech).
The training activities were conducted in the identified areas of the provinces of Bohol and Negros Oriental. There are 9 batches of seminars for the region, where 8 were already accomplished. CDA R7 Team started the activity in the last week of October and hopefully to conduct the last training in the first week of December.
Assistant Secretary Virgilio M. Lasaga, M.D., attended one of the trainings in the province of Bohol. He encouraged the farmers to make good use of the training for the success of their operations. Regional Director, Engr. Doreen C. Ancheta was present in all the areas to relay to the farmers association the program and shared insights of cooperativism.
It was an experience for everyone, where most of the Farmers Associations(FAs) are not aware of cooperatives. After hearing the significance of cooperatives and the benefits garnered, the FAs are looking forward to register into one.