The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) received a total of Php13 Million from the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) for the implementation of the Entrepreneurial Capability Enhancement of the Farmers’ Cooperatives and Associations (FCAs) Beneficiaries of Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Mechanization Program, a project to be jointly implemented by both agencies.
From September to December 2021, the CDA and PHILMECH will conduct a series of Basic Training Course on Cooperatives, Bookkeeping and Entrepreneurship for Beneficiaries of RCEF Mechanization Program. For farmers associations, the CDA will be conducting social preparation and orientation on cooperatives to encourage them to become cooperatives.
The ceremonial turn-over of check was held on September 2, 2021 at the PHILMEC Compound, which coincided with the Araw ng Nueva Ecija. Engr. Genaro M. Tolentino, Chief of Science Research Specialist of PhilMech, handed over the check to Deputy Administrator Ray R. Elevazo with CDA’s Acting Cashier, Ms. Iris Valerie A. Cabang.
Deputy Administrator Elevazo expressed his warmest gratitude to PhilMech for this great partnership for the development of agricultural cooperatives in the country.