BISLIG CITY, February 10, 2022 – Twenty-seven (27) farmer-partners of the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program from Bislig City participated in the two-day training on effective organizational development.
The lecture workshop, held in Brgy. Burboanan from February 3 to 4, tackled the functions of an organization and the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of members.
The participants were members of the Chicken Raisers Association of Burboanan (CRAB). In 2019, the group received an egg production project which includes native chickens, poultry houses, and an incubator. The association also received feeds, biologics, and related inputs as part of the Php 1.5 million-worth of support in the last three years.
Bislig City Cooperative Development Officer Almar B. Autida served as the resource person of the training. Among the points discussed, Mr. Autida emphasized the importance of lihok, serbisyo ug sakripisyo [action, service, and sacrifice] which, according to him, are fundamental to sustain an organization.
DA Regional Technical Director (RTD) for Operations Rebecca R. Atega also highlighted the purpose of the training — to strengthen the association and improve the management skills of its members.
“The association will not progress if it is divided, and its members lack commitment and dedication. As such, we should develop these values. Consistent with the mandate of the DA, this training will help strengthen your association and ready you all for the challenges along the way. We hope that you relate well to this training and you apply them,” she added. RTD Atega is also the focal person of the SAAD Program in the region.
The said activity is part of the 67 training that the program laid out this year for its 32 assisted associations in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur. ###
Writer: Mark Angelo Pineda, Information Officer DA-SAAD Caraga