DAR ARCCESS: Business Development Services
Already in its seventh month of project implementation, ISEDI field staffs are currently doing updating and coordination meetings with DAR Region 9 ARCCESS point persons to discuss the progress of the coaching and mentoring sessions and possible market linkage conceived by the ARBOs. Likewise, schedule of activities for the following months was presented to DAR IX and to the ARBOs’ members. Before the last week of the month, the ISEDI project coordinator visited the areas to tackle BDS issues and concerns and possible resolution to the problems.
The DAR BDS project in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon has commenced right after the contract signing cum courtesy call in DAR Bukidnon Provincial Office.
Several coaching and mentoring sessions for the ARBOs in the region have already been administered. The data collected at this stage will be compiled for the interim report to be submitted next month.
Since the Inception Report for the BDS project in Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao was already approved by DAR ARMM, the ISEDI is now preparing for the Direction Setting activity that is going to be conducted next month. In the direction setting, the ISEDI team will be presenting the planned calendar of activities which will be agreed upon by the ARBOs involved. Moreover, the roles of the people involved will be clarified in the said activity.
DAR ARCCESS: Progress and Process Monitoring
ISEDI – ADDU was recently given the notice to proceed by DAR 7. With the go signal given, the team proceeded in doing a strategic meeting wherein the methods on how to carry out the progress and process monitoring were tackled with Sir Jun Bojos who is the field team leader for this project. Possible issues and concerns and how to handle them were also discussed. After the meeting, the ISEDI PPM people who are in-charge of the project will be visiting the areas (Siquijor and Negros Oriental) to survey /assess the situation. Their preliminary findings will be included in the inception report.
DAR Region XI point persons, together with the Agri-Technology Extension and Progress and Process Monitoring service providers – BABAS and DOSE respectively – ended PPM batch 1 with a Wrap Up activity last October 2 and 3. The highlight of the event was the presentation of the accomplishments of the service providers. After, the DAR ARCCESS heads gave their positive remarks regarding the overall implementation of the project.