Sunday, January 12, 2014
CDA EYES AGRARIAN REFORM, FARMERS, FISHERFOLK CO-OPS IN 2014
In support of the agricultural sector, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) is undertaking a number of projects in 2014 to benefit cooperative members composed of agrarian reform beneficiaries, farmers and fisherfolk.
In a report, CDA said that for these projects, it will go into strategic alliances and partnerships with Philippine national government agencies or with international organizations for cooperative development.
Under an existing tie-up with the Department of Agrarian Reform, CDA aims to complete by September 2014 a project involving capacity building for some 1,614 agrarian reform cooperatives.
As a result of this, CDA hopes that 80% of these cooperatives will later be issued Certificates of Good Standing from CDA. In addition, 248 new agrarian reform beneficiary cooperatives are expected to be registered with the CDA; and 745 cooperatives will be provided with audit subsidy.
CDA also identified the following partnerships for this year: 1). CDA and the Department of Agriculture for the organization and strengthening of farmers' and fisher folk cooperatives; and 2). CDA and the Philippine Coconut Authority - for a cooperative development program for coconut farmers; the CDA report added. (END).