ATI in Eastern Visayas

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Samar Farmers Learn IDOFS

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 11:32am

Thirty-two (32) participants, mostly farmers, had ‘ground operations’ on the training titled Integrated Diversified Organic Farming System (IDOFS) conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center VIII (ATI-RTC 8) on October 3-8, 2016 at La Granja de Reyna Farms, Brgy. Bagacay, Tacloban City. The training aimed for the participants to learn and gain knowledge and skills on IDOFS and utilize it as a small-scale enterprise.

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Strengthening Engagements

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:40pm
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ATI-RTC8 strengthens alliances and partnerships for deeper development impacts particularly in the delivery of extension projects and services. The Center once again converged the provincial AFENs (Agriculture and Fishery Extension Network) to discuss significant interventions and strategies in pushing agricultural development.

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Celebrating the Spirit of “Pag-ajonay”

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:40pm

In Southern Leyte parlance, the word “ajonay” means to volunteer, help each other, support each other. Just as it should be, RIC members, farmers and fisher folk associations, and 4H club scholars gathered and celebrated their oneness with the Ajonay sa mga RBOs Sayawit Night on August 10, 2017 in Maasin City, Southern Leyte.

RTC 8 Center Director Dr. Vilma M. Patindol recognized the big role of RBOs in agricultural production in Region 8 and she thanked them for this. Dr. Patindol also encouraged them to continue with their “pag-ajonay” so that they may inspire other municipalities.

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Kananga Tier 2 Beneficiaries Pledge Commitment

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:22pm
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Twenty-eight beneficiaries from Brgy. Mahawan in Kananga, Leyte of the program "Increasing Agricultural Productivity toward Food Security and Poverty Alleviation: Extension Support to the Twenty-two Provinces with Highest Poverty Incidence in the Philippines" had their ceremonial commitment signing which was witnessed by the Municipal Mayor Rowena Codilla and ATI-RTC 8 Center Director Vilma M. Patindol who was represented by TCS I Hazel Grace T. Taganas.

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FGTK is Best Extension Project

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:12pm

ATI-RTC8's on-going extension project "From the Garden to the Kitchen (FGTK): Capacitating Women on Vegetable Production and Waste Recycling" was evaluated best on-going extension project among the four extension projects presented during the ViCAARP-RRDEN Cluster 1 Research, Development and Extension (RDE) Review on July 27-28, 2017 at the Philippine Coconut Authority in Palo, Leyte.

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FGLC-FCI and ATI: Partners for OA

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:39pm

Region 8 has continuously geared up its efforts towards food sufficiency to compete with other regions in the country. Its focus is to make sure that the food supplied is safe, healthy, and chemical free. This can be made possible through organic agriculture (OA).

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DA-RFO 8 & ATI-RTC 8 conducted RCM refresher courses

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:04am
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Rice Crop Manager (RCM) is a very dynamic and ever-expanding ICT tool in rice farming. For the past year, RCM has been upgraded with functionalities and additional apps to be more helpful to stakeholders. With these changes, trained stakeholders have to be updated. Thus, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) designed the RCM Refresher Training.

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Mamanwas Give Abaca a Try

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:00am

Indigenous People (IP) are known to thrive in livelihoods indicative of their closeness to nature. Handicraft making is one of the livelihoods aside from agriculture. The Mamanwa of St. Bernard, Southern Leyte is one of the tribes who often use rattan and bamboo as their materials in handicraft making. However, abaca is a new material for them.

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Getting their yes

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 8:42am

"Organize your ideas to convince others."

This is the core of the training course "How to get key decision makers to say yes to your project ideas" on July 18-20, 2017 at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City that TCS I Hazel Grace T. Taganas participated.

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Safe Corn through GAP

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:13am

Corn ranks next to rice as a staple crop in the Philippines. It is a source of subsistence and livelihood for many poor farmers in the country. It is a crop with versatile uses such as human food, animal feeds, and basic raw material to thousands of industrial products like oil, starch, beverages, textile, and paper. With its increasing demand as raw material for food by-products, food borne illnesses and aflatoxin contamination may happen. 

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Libagon Vegetable Farmers oriented on GAP

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 9:21am

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is very important in assuring consumers that food supplied to them are fresh and safe.  Farmers have been concerned about growing successful crops that allow them to sell quality products at a favorable price. However, the power of the market rests heavily in the consumers. Consumers now demand and expect that GAP standards are applied to many food products bound for the market. Crops from farms that are not GAP certified have a higher possibility to be traded in the lower markets.

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ATI 8 conducts last batch of RCM Roll-out for 2017

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 8:27am

This year, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 8 (ATI-RTC 8) has been conducting a series of RCM roll-out trainings for AEWs to capacitate them in the basic knowledge on the use and operation of the tool. For the past few months, four (4) batches of trainings were conducted for the different provinces in the region.

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RTC 8 supports S. Leyte’s ASI program

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:55am

ATI-RTC 8 collaborated with the Provincial Government of Southern Leyte in their Agricultural Sustainability (ASI) program as spearheaded by the Office of the Provincial Agriculture (OPA).
Celebrating the 57th year anniversary of the province on June 27 to July 1, the OPA gathered together farmers, fishers and youths for the Agri-klinik and contests at Tree Park, Asuncion, Maasin City and for the Rural-Based Organizations’ (RBO) night where RBO’s were recognized for their contributions and outstanding achievements toward excellence in agriculture and fishery.

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