The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform continues to empower and deliver its services to its clientele, the Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Division has conducted training on Financial Management and Simple Bookkeeping and Product Packaging and Labelling held at Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on September 18-22, 2023.

The MAFAR recognizes the importance of empowering the communities within BARMM through financial management, simple bookkeeping, and product packaging and labeling training. They are committed to providing resources and expertise to support these initiatives, as they align with their mission of promoting sustainable agriculture and agribusiness.

AMAD Chief Datu Hamsur Zaid emphasizes the training objectives and discusses the promotion of marketing and enterprise development, and the AMAD has come up with a series of training to capacitate its personnel and ensure that the delivery of the services is well performed to its clientele.

“We ensure that in dealing with our clientele, we are already capacitated to serve them,” Zaid said.

Around 40 individuals attended from the Regional Office and Provincial offices composed of Supervising Agriculturist, Agriculturist II, and Technical staff from the AMAD Division.

Director General for Agriculture Services Daud K. Lagasi, Ph. D., in his message, recognized the effort of the AMAD to continue boosting the AMAD people to improve the services and the ministry as a whole.

“This training is crucial for all of us, especially in Bookkeeping. We all know that the success of every organization varies on the proper recording, proper financing, and management.” DG Daud said.

“This training will be a big help for each of us to become competitive with other regions. The knowledge that we will acquire from this training is a challenge for us on how we can combat the problem of packaging and labeling our product.” Director II for Agriculture Services Engr. Ismail A. Guiamel said.

“All we want here is how we can upgrade how we package our product because this will help improve the income of our farmers, fisherfolk, and the ARBs,” Director Guiamel emphasized.

Also, In the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), one of its ways to foster economic progress is to empower communities, support local businesses, and strengthen economic stability, training in financial management, simple bookkeeping, product packaging, and labeling plays a crucial role.