The process in empowering upland beneficiaries continue as the Community of Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur assisted two (2) National Greening Program - Peoples Organizations in their Pre-Registration Seminar on Cooperativism conducted by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) IX last August 11, 2021.
 
The officers and members of San Isidro Farmers Association and Singclot Farmers Association attended the one (1) day seminar at San Isidro Barangay Hall, San Miguel to signify their intention to become cooperatives.
 
Guipos CENR Officer Mario Reyes said, in a message delivered by CBFM Coordinator Grace Bolaño, that this seminar is the first step that the POs need in order for their association to be registered as cooperatives.
"Being registered as a cooperative will grant them more opportunities and privileges in terms of economic development," CENRO Reyes said.
 
Cooperative Development Specialist II Rosylie S. Balungcas of CDA IX conducted the seminar and assured everybody that their office is ready to provide technical assistance and guide these associations in becoming a success someday.