The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) aims to enhance the entrepreneurial capabilities of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Mechanization Program beneficiaries.

Through the project, both agencies will conduct capability enhancement activities such as training and/or learning sessions for the Farmers’ Cooperative and Associations (FCA)-recipients to upskill them in operating and managing the Farm Machinery Service Provider (FMSP) and Rice Processing System (RPS) as a sustainable enterprise.

The MOA was signed by Director IV, Dr. Dionisio G. Alvindia; Director III, Ronaldo Sebastian R. Reyes; Director for Operations, Dr. Michael A. Gragasin; CDA Chairperson, Usec. Joseph B. Encabo; Board Member III and Agriculture Cluster Head, Asec. Virgilio R. Lazaga; and Board Member III and Acting Administrator, Asec. Myrla B. Paradillo. (DA-PhilMech, FB)