Continuing its goal to instill the value and spirit of cooperativism to agrarian reform cooperatives, the Sugar Industry Foundation’s livelihood pillar spearheaded by Livelihood Officer Cristina Poblador visited eight cooperatives in the months of January, February, and March.
Poblador, together with trainer and mentor Rhoderick K. Samonte, Director for External Affairs of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC), visited Minuro Agrarian Reform Cooperative at Brgy. X, Victorias City last January 18, 2022; and RA Golez Agrarian Reform Cooperative at Brgy. Guimbala-on, Silay
Poblador and Samonte also visited Estela Agrarian Reform Cooperative at Brgy. San Miguel, La Carlota last March 3; Nabinay Agrarian Reform Cooperative at Brgy. Daga, Cadiz last March 10; Viscera Agrarian Reform Cooperative at Brgy. Gomez, Pontevedra
As a response to one the of the recommended actions to the findings of the SIFI Livelihood Program Evaluation conducted in 2021, the renewal of cooperativism aims to instill the values of unity and cooperation and strengthen the organizations through mapping, doing a SWOT analysis, establishing goals, identifying action points, as well as declaring individual commitments.
The SIFI Livelihood pillar together with the Advocacy pillar also gave out new business tarpaulins to SIFI-BWSC assisted hacienda bakeries, peanut farms, and quail egg producers.