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Samar Farmers Learn IDOFS

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 11:32am
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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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RTC 8's Tide Turner staff

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:28pm
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They execute artistic ideas, hence we give them the Tide Turner award for being innovative and creative. This cultivated a culture of innovation and creativity that goes beyond the boundaries of the Center.

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Basey Farmers’ Organization Merge in Preparation for Certification

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 1:36pm

The Internal Control System is a very important factor aiding to the certification of an organization. For farmers, group certification facilitates the access of smallholders to organic certification and later to organic markets with other benefits.
 
ATI-RTC 8 continues to extend support to farmer organizations especially in the latter’s goal - organic certification. The center has been conducting various trainings and facilitation activities to make sure that these constituents achieve certification.
 

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VSU students pass NC III on Agricultural Crop Production

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 9:43am
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Throughout its existence, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has been equipping its constituents with science-based knowledge and skills in different areas in agriculture. The Institute aims to produce competent extension workers that would aid in the empowerment of farmers in the country. However, the average age of farmers in the country is 52 years old. This points out the vital role of the youth in the agriculture sector. The youth must be equipped to become future frontliners in agriculture.
 

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Taking chances to Learn and Lead the Tier 2

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:00pm
Participants set-up their project proposal presentation.

Evaluation of the on-going Tier 2 activities revealed the need to conduct at least another training –the last batch for Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs), so more municipalities can be part of the program. Thus, RTC 8 held the last training for the last batch of Learn to Lead to catch up with the trained AEWs and level-off the expectations with the stakeholders. More specifically, participants were trained on project proposal development since it is an essential part of the project implementation.
 

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RTC 8 keeps stress at bay

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:50am
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Stress is a daily hassle. There is no way around it, over it, or under it. One only has to acknowledge it exists and gain habits of decluttering so stress does not take over one’s life.

Taking steps to tame the stressors in the daily office grind at ATI-RTC 8 and at home, the staff underwent collaborative learning thru Grace under Pressure: Taming your Stress on June 1-2, 2017 at Kalanggaman Island, Palompon Leyte.

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Gawad Saka recognizes Bendicar Gerona on Integrated Rice Farming

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 5:00pm
Bendicar Gerona receive his Gawad Saka plaque along with AT Jojo Abijay

In celebration of the Farmer’s and Fisherfolk’s month this May, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 8 (DA-RFO 8) prepared various activities to emphasize the role of the agricultural sector and its stakeholders in the society. The celebration commenced on May 3, 2017 at the DA-RFO 8 Multi-purpose Hall.
 
 

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Zumarraga formally launched its FITS Center

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:06pm
Ribbon cutting to formally launch the Zumarraga FITS Center.

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Zumarraga, Samar through its Municipal Agriculture Office formally launched the Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center on May 22, 2017. The activity was graced by Hon. Emmanuel Verzosa, Vice Mayor of Zumarraga and Mr. Dennis Boyd R. Baltazar, Information Officer III of ATI-RTC VIII. Farmers and fisherfolks from nearby barangays witnessed the activity together with some LGU officials and staff. Also present during the launching were staff from Information Services Division (ISD) of ATI Central Office, Mr. Clemente Gabion and Mr.

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E. Samar trains on Good Practices in Cassava Production

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:44am
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Cassava is a supplemental source of carbohydrates and a good source of cash income and raw materials for processed products for rural and urban consumption. There are 48 cassava varieties registered with the National Seed Industry Council (NSIC). These varieties are grouped according to their uses, for food, feed and industry.

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E. Samar learns GMP on Cassava

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:07am
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Cassava is considered as the fourth most important crop in developing countries. As a substitute for rice among marginal farmers, it can be consumed in different forms. However, one of the food safety concerns in the consumption of cassava is the cyanide content found in the roots and leaves. With the utilization and consumption of cassava as alternate food staple, learning different techniques in preparing cassava products will provide safe and healthy home-based business which will translate to additional income for the family.

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Spicing up Samar ginger production thru GMP

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:55pm
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For most crops, processing is one way of value adding and preventing these crops from going to waste. For ginger, household farmers process them into “Salabat”, or ginger tea. Even ginger growers are already into processing their produce especially whenever there is an oversupply of stocks. Anybody can process ginger into products when provided with technical knowledge and skills in proper handling and sanitation.
 

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SOFAOC gears up for certification

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:50am
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They attended the ICS training at ATI-RTC 8. They have started implementing the system. Now, they have come to put in black and white the system that will make possible their association’s certification.
 

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New ways of Banana Processing for Samar Farmers

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:47pm

Banana, locally known as “saging”, is considered as one of the important food sources in the Philippines. It is commonly grown as a backyard crop by farmers both as source of food and income. Since the crop is suited for processing because of its high starch content, value adding and processing of banana are important industries to maximize banana utilization in the country.
 

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Learn to Lead continues for more Tier 2 counterparts

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:00pm
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ATI-RTC 8 continues to train the agricultural extension workers (AEW) for the Batches 2 and 3 of the Tier 2 or “Increasing Agricultural Productivity Towards Food Security and Poverty Alleviation: Extension Support to the 22 Provinces with High Poverty Incidence” program. The current batch of trainees are AEWs from Leyte and Eastern Samar provinces who have vital roles in the successful implementation of the Tier 2 program.
 

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From Crops to Cash in San Vicente, N. Samar

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:24am
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True to its mandate, ATI-RTC 8 continues to spread the good word on organic agriculture (OA). In Region 8, it conducts trainings on OA farming for its stakeholders. Organic farming is a technique which involves the cultivation of plants and rearing of animals in natural ways. It involves the use of biological materials, avoiding synthetic substances to maintain fertility and ecological balance. The program enables farmers to engage in healthy, productive and profitable farm enterprise using organic farming which will redound to wellness and development.
 

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RTC 8 assists Mont Manna on GAP Pineapple

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:00pm

The Agricultural Training Institute thru the request of the City Agriculture Office - Ormoc, assisted a training on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on pineapple production and processing with participants from Mont Manna Fruits, Incorporated (MMFInc).
 

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RTC8 joins Farmers and Fisherfolk’s Month Celebration

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:22am
Dr. Patindol talks about ATI's programs for the youth during the Farmers' and Fisherfolk's Month Celebration 2017 presscon.

Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center 8, represented by Dr. Vilma M. Patindol, along with other attached agencies and bureaus of the Department of Agriculture in Region 8 joined in celebrating Proclamation No. 33, dated May 1989 declaring the month of May as the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month.
 

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RTC 8 holds TOT on CSFBS for 2017

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:14am

As its main purpose, the Climate Smart Farm Business School (CSFBS) aims to enhance the capacity of agricultural trainers, technicians, and farmers to discuss and understand farm management and planning with the knowledge of climate and weather information system. This is done through integrating the concept of farming as a business, good agricultural practices and risk-proofing their livelihood against weather events.
 

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Learning OA Success from CALABARZON Counterparts

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:20am
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People can grow, develop, and become successful by learning through the experiences of others.
 
Hence, the ATI-RTC 8 provided an avenue for select Region 8 farmers with learning sites to acquire new learning on the best practices of organic agriculture practitioners.
 

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ATI Courseware developers gear up for Course conversion

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:59pm

The e-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries is a major component of the Philippine's Department of Agriculture's e-Extension Program. Its lead implementing agency is the Agricultural Training Institute agency, in collaboration with other government agencies, state universities and colleges and nongovernment organizations. Currently, the e-learning website forty-one (41) e-learning courses and more are still to be uploaded.
 

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