DAR-6 conducts massive trainings for BARCs
Iloilo (11 November) -- The Department of Agrarian Reform has been conducting a series of massive orientations and trainings for Barangay Agrarian Reform Councils in the provinces of Aklan, Capiz and Guimaras.
DAR-6 Information Officer Ramona Gonzaga said the BARCs are DAR's partners serving as grassroots mechanisms in the community-based implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform program.
Gonzaga said BARCs are required by RA 9700 Declaration of Principles, to assist DAR in the identification of potential beneficiaries, and are to attest under oath the legitimacy of the qualified beneficiaries.
"They can also help resolve agrarian disputes as they are trained on mediation and oriented ton agrarian law and implementing guidelines," Gonzaga said.
She also said that the training and orientations they give to BARCs is specifically designed to develop the participants' skills, knowledge and attitudes, and to inspire them to serve and impart their learning to other farmers like them.
Gonzaga further said that they expect to train all BARCs region wide by first semester of next year.
"With this, it is expected that CARP will be smoothly implemented because of the BARCs in the communities," Gonzaga added. (DAR/PIA6/ESS) [top]