DTI Rizal, together with the AMORSECO Farmers.

RODRIGUEZ, RIZAL — The Department of Trade and Industry – Rizal Provincial Office recently conducted a two-day Training and Workshop on ENTREFARM Game: Basic Entrepreneurship Course for Farmers from June 6 – 7, 2023 at the Amoranto Social and Economic Community Organization (AMORSECO) in Macabud, Rodriguez, Rizal.

The ENTREFARM Game is part of a series of interventions on entrepreneurship development. The game is inspired by the CEFE (Competency-based Economies thru Formation of Entrepreneurs) that cites experience as the best teacher. The ENTREFARM is primarily an entrepreneurship development intervention for the agri-based sector specifically teaching farmers to view farming as a business or enterprise. The entrepreneurship course for farmers revolves around the playing of the game and eventually enhances the farmers’ entrepreneurial skills.

Throughout the activity, the AMORSECO Farmers learned to properly budget and save capital and income earnings. The participants eagerly responded to the activity and

freely shared their learnings and insights during the exercise. As the ENTREFARM Game was taught through “learning by doing” or through active and hands-on engagement, the farmers quickly discovered the importance of keeping accurate records and maintaining positive cash flow.

A total of 30 participants took part in the two-day event facilitated by DTI Rizal Trade and Industry Development Specialist – CARP Kyle Christine Pascual, OTOP NG Support Staff Jane Eleazar Pasion and SSF Support Staff Paolo Garrovillas, in partnership with the Department of Agrarian Reform – Rizal.

Date of Release: 26 June 2023