CBA inks partnership with DAR

College of Business Administration (CBA) has partnered with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the fulfillment of Business Development Services of the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCESS).

ARCCESS is DAR’s strategic intervention to retain the awarded lands of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) to increase production and engagement in agri-based and related enterprises.

As a Business Development Services provider, Silliman University (SU) will hold trainings on the development of business plans and agri-enterprise management. They will also be coaching market research and marketing plan for the specific agri-enterprise including systems and tool. Trainings on organizational development and leadership, human resource development and management, financial management, and basic accounting and management will also be conducted.

The university will handle four provinces in Negros Oriental and the project will be finished in July of next year.

Dr. Gloria G. Futalan, acting dean of the CBA, said that the project is in line with the extension program of the university’s quad focal function or the Faith, Instruction, Research and Extension (F.I.R.E).

“[This program] develops the competence of our teacher in the college because the experience that they would get in the field can be brought to the classroom,” Futalan said.

“An economic benefit is that the university will also get an amount from the entire project,” she added.

SU won the bidding for the whole Region VII last June.

By Nectarina Catada

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