MAFAR LINES UP INTENSIFIED COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR AGRARIAN REFORM OFFICERS
SOUTH COTABATO | June 7, 2021
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform in partnership with Agrarian Reform Region XII has conducted a five-day training for the Agrarian Reform Program Technologist to enhance their knowledge on issuances and technical procedures of agrarian operations and equip them with skills on mediation in resolving agrarian conflicts.
Director for Agrarian Reform Services Taugan S. Kikay Ph. D said the training is being conducted to capacitate newly hired field implementers for agrarian reform at The Farm Carpenter Hill, Koronadal South Cotabato.
“We want to continue what we have started, a swift and efficient agrarian delivery for our clients, the farmers,” Kikay said.
He advised the participants on Monday, June 7, 2021, “Apply and use your learnings in this training. Let us always address and resolve the challenges we confront to better serve our clients.”
The training focus on the step by step proceeding of the LAD process, Claim Adjustment Folder, LDIS and covers skill development in the areas of mediation mainly: identifying conflicts/issues, writing and delivering opening/closing statements; effective negotiation, usage, and the importance of caucusing and preparing settlement agreements.
Director Marion Y. Abella said the DAR is using mediation in resolving agrarian disputes arising from barangay and municipal level and we want to be able to apply the method effectively to ensure the delivery of targets funded.
Jarratul Radjid said the Agrarian Reform Program Technologists are in the frontlines of the implementation of agrarian reform. As such, they deal directly with the farmers. ARPTs need to be equipped with operational technicalities including skills in basic mediation and effective landing of issues of their level.
The training is a combination of practical theories and role-playing adopting actual scenarios on the field. Participants are ARPTs from Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi participated via zoom.
“Learning from this training will enable our ARPTs to enhance their competencies and carry tasks expected from ARPTs regionwide,” Radjid said.