The West Coast Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (WCCCU) has successful pull of its first farmers training. The training was held on Tuesday December 16th, 2013 at the Salisbury Government School on the topic “How records are kept and it’s importance” The farmers at the training expressed their gratitude and were very satisfied. The facilitator explained in detail how to go about preparing records and the different types of methods that can be utilized. The participants were taught how to;
- Appreciate the importance of accurate record keeping.
- Identify the basic resources needed for accurate record keeping.
- Be confident in their ability to do record keeping.
- Use the best practices in record keeping.
The WCCCU Ltd. hopes that the farmers will practice what was taught at the training session.
The WCCCU Ltd. also launched a new revolving facility just for the farmers “new farm Plus”. This loan was developed to assist the farmers to increase in production. It is expected that the WCCCU’s “new Farm Plus” initiative will bring relief to farmers, to provide inputs, plants, animals and farm labour for their farms. All farmers, farmers groups and prospective farmers who are ready to invest at any level will be able to access the funds which will be offered at easy terms with very basic requirements for accessing the facility.
The officers of the loans department at the West Coast Cooperative Credit Union says, they are excited in the launching of this venture which is expected to provide our farmers with the confidence of knowing that they can readily access the resources that is needed as they will need it to ensure that their investment do not suffer.