In a significant step towards enhancing education and training for cooperatives, the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) came together on June 7, 2024 for the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the CBSUA Board Room, fostering collaboration between academic institutions and government agencies for the advancement of cooperative development.

The purpose of the MOA is to solidify the partnership between CBSUA and CDA, aiming to elevate the education and training standards for cooperatives. The focus will be on conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) of accredited Cooperative Training Providers (CTPROs) and prospective applicants seeking accreditation from CDA.

Signing the MOA were the CBSUA’s University President, Dr. Alberto N. Naperi and CDA’s Regional Director, Atty. Emilio D. Escueta III, along with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Emerson L. Bergonio, the Vice president for Research and Innovation, Dr. Ramona Isabel S. Ramirez, the Senior Development Specialist, Ma’am
Monina M. Bechayda of CDA Training Section and other representatives from both institution. The agreement outlines several crucial areas of cooperation that will contribute to the improvement of cooperative education and training.

The MOA signing signifies a proactive step towards bridging academia and government efforts in advancing cooperative development. It is expected that this partnership will lead to a more skilled workforce within cooperatives, improved governance practices, and ultimately contribute to the socio-economic development of cooperative members and communities.

Both institutions are eager to commence activities outlined in the agreement and look forward to a fruitful collaboration that will make a meaningful impact on cooperative development in the Philippines. | 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘔𝘴. 𝘘𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴, 𝘖𝘝𝘗𝘈𝘈 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘧𝘧

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