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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
RCM Refresher Course Group Pictures for Batch 1 and 2

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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AEWs learn CSFBS on HVC

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:44pm

Increase in production and profitability in agriculture can be achieved if issues on climate change can be addressed. A resilient farmscape ensures food security and sufficiency in the country.

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RTC 8's Tide Turner staff

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:28pm

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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Southern Leyte farmers equipped on Cacao Processing thru GMP

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:51pm

In the early 1980s, Southern Leyte was known to have a lucrative cacao industry. However,  pests, such as the cacao pod borer, weakened the industry  since farmers burned and cut affected plants. Some however, maintained the healthy ones and processed them into beans.
The government has been campaigning for the revival of the cacao industry in the Philippines, hence,  the province of Southern Leyte aims to disseminate information on the demands for cacao in the world market through the province’s first cacao congress.

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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

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

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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