TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Apr. 19 (PIA)- Some 30 agrarian beneficiaries who are members of Kinabigtasan Farmers Marketing Cooperative have undergone training on policy formulation and preparation design for cooperatives held  recently at Brgy. Kinabigtasan, Tago of this province.

According to Myra Yu, Surigao del Sur Provincial Agrarian Reform Office information officer, that the output of the workshop or the policies formulated by the participants will serve as guide in their future undertakings.

Yu added that the policy formulation has covered the existing business operations on catering services, solar dryer rental services, consumer store and rice buy and sell enterprise. 

Cooperative chairperson Herlito Borja also expressed his gratitude to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for spearheading such activity. “We are thankful to DAR for conducting this training that serves to be very useful to every participant,” he said.

“If we were only trained right from the start of the existence of our cooperative with respect to policy preparation, I’m sure we should not have experienced difficulties in handling our business as before,” Borja added.

The training was spearheaded by the Department of Agrarian Reform - Surigao del Sur Provincial Office as part of their support services program particularly on capability building of farmer cooperatives. (NGPB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)