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PHilMech, CDA ink a MOA under RCEF Mechanization

To improve the entrepreneurial capabilities of the RCEF Mechanization Program beneficiaries, PHilMech and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) officially inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during the agency’s 43rd anniversary celebration on May 27.

The MOA on the project “Entrepreneurial Capability Enhancement of the FCA Beneficiaries of the RCEF-Mechanization Program” was signed to help both parties in the attainment of mandates, ensure sustainable operation and utilization of distributed farm machinery under the program.

Provision of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed last March 10, followed by joint project development workshops which identifies the areas of cooperation of PHilMech and CDA. This includes the (1) conduct of collaborative studies and research on postharvest technology and agri-machinery development and application; (2) conduct and facilitation of workshops, training courses, learning sessions, and exhibitions; (3) exchange of experts or provision of technical support and other related activities.

The project will conduct capability enhancement activities to enhance Farmers’ Cooperatives Associations’ capability to operate and manage the Farm Machinery Service Provider (FMSP) and soon become a sustainable social enterprise.

As part of the agreement, a joint project management team will be created to oversee the implementation of the said project. The Enterprise Development Division of PHilMech will spearhead the activity.

Furthermore, the MOA was signed by Director Baldwin G. Jallorina of PHilMech and Undersecretary Joseph B. Encabo represented by Asec. Virgilio R. Lazaga, Board Member III and Agriculture Cluster Head of CDA.
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