Five (5) Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) in Nueva Vizcaya have benefitted from the recently conducted Basic and Upgrading skills training provided by the Department of Trade and Industry Region 02, through the initiative of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (DTI-CARP) on June 2015.

A total of 75 participants from the following ARC benefitted from the skills training: Villaverde Multipurpose Cooperative (Villaverde Cluster ARC) on the upgrading skills training on banana chips making held last June 9, 2015, Darapidap Auto Savings Group (DABECO ARC) on the basic skills training on tamarind wine making on June 10, 2015, Future life and Livelihood Association (FERMADA ARC) on the basic skills training on steamed rice cake making on June 18, 2015, Samahang Magsasaka ng Wacal, Inc., (Uddiawan ARC) on the upgrading skills training on bignay wine on June 24, 2015, and Bangaan Rural Workers Association (Uddiawan ARC) on the upgrading skills training on tamarind wine making held last June 25, 2015. All were conducted in Nueva Vizcaya.

For this June, the five (5) ARCs contributed an amount of  Php. 390,981.00 or          45.46 % of the total sales generated by all Nueva Vizcaya ARCs amounting to Php. 859,978.00.

Breakdown of sales generated by the five (5) ARCs were as follows: Bangaan Rural Workers Association Php. 77,386.00, Samahang Magsasaka ng Wacal, Inc. Php. 31,112.00, Villaverde Multipurpose Cooperative Php 210,431.00, Future life and Livelihood Association Php. 39,872.00 and Darapidap Auto Savings Group Php. 32,180.00.

In addition, 19 more jobs were generated.

Villaverde Multipurpose Cooperative Manager, Mr. Federico C. Mendoza lauded DTI for their continuous efforts in helping ARCs and striving SMEs further improve their way of life. 

The conduct of the skills training was jointly organized by the Department of Trade and Industry–Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (DTI-CARP), respective Cooperatives/Associations in close coordination with the Local Government Units.