Agrarian reform beneficiary cooperatives in Northern Mindanao, Philippines organized themselves into a regional federation last 29 May in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
The cooperatives are recipients of the agrarian reform program of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of the Government of the Philippines.
Xavier Science Foundation, Inc. (XSF) assisted the farmer leaders in crafting the federation’s vision and mission.
The federation aims to strengthen its rank in bolstering local agriculture amid growing competition for lands and trades, as well as the challenges of climate change. The group will be encouraging other farmer groups in the region to join.
Contributor: Casandra Emata, XSF