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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Sulat senior citizens engage in food processing

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:06am

Senior citizens of Region 8 continue to transform society’s perception of the elderly. They may be in their twilight years but they still have much to offer for their respective communities.

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Tunga women go organic

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:20am

Once there is always nutritious food on the table, the problem of households with malnourished children can be addressed. On this premise, the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center 8 conducted the From the Garden to the Kitchen: Learning Organic Gardening for members of the Astorga ladies Farmers Association and Sto. Nino Women Association of Tunga, Leyte.

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Other than kropek and feeds

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:00pm

Various livelihood sources were distributed to the municipalities in Region 8 to further alleviate their situation after the consecutive typhoons in the last two years. These include livelihood on commodities such as livestock, vegetables, sweet potato and cassava. Beneficiaries continue to reap its harvest that they have gained keen interest to produce value added products recently.

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Batch 2 RCM Trainees gear up for 2017 target interviews

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:49am

As one of the implementers of the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) program, the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 8 in collaboration with DA-RFO 8 rolls out RCM to extension workers from municipalities in Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, and Samar. RCM is a service that enables irrigated and lowland rice farmers in the Philippines with a crop and nutrient management guideline from RCM to receive in-season reminders and advice through SMS. This will help improve the production of farmers in their rice fields.

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Banking on the community spirit for seed preservation

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:29pm

The changing environment poses a threat to food production. Without a stable seed supply, farmers will not be able to plant crops hence affecting the already dwindling food supply for an ever-increasing populace. Members of the community, especially farmers, have big roles when it comes to community seed banking. As such, farmers and Agricultural technicians need to gain knowledge and skills in seed preservation. 

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A Community in Action

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:52am

No one knows the community better than its people. For the government to implement programs that actually work, they need an approach that incorporates local views with that of the experts. This way, most, if not all, dimensions of risks, vulnerabilities, and capacities are easily taken into consideration.

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ATI 8 co-sponsors Rootcrops Cookfest

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:14am

The Rootcrop Cookfest was one of the attractions during the 40th Founding Anniversary  of the Philippine Rootcrops Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) in the Visayas State University on March 20-21, 2017.

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Calbayog rice farmers reoriented on Hybrid Rice Production

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:33pm

Food sufficiency remains a continuing challenge for our government since the 1980s, with our country importing rice to augment domestic production. One major factor in achieving food security is a sustainable and efficient rice production system. Hybrid rice technology is a key strategy for increasing rice production and achieving food security and rice self-sufficiency. However, hybrid rice production requires a thorough understanding of various practices to minimize costs and maximize returns.

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Samareños of Calbayog City get to know Sikat Saka (Batch 3 Briefing)

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:14am

Being one of the implementers of the Sikat-Saka program briefing, the Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center 8 together with other  DA - attached agencies, once again oriented prospect borrowers on the guidelines and processes involved in availing of the loan program as well as capability building that would enhance their financial management skills based on their prepared farm plan and budget. 

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RCM: Sending recommendations to rice farmers

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:00pm

Agricultural Training Institute is one of the implementers of the Rice Crop Manager roll-out program. This aims to train the agricultural technologists in using the RCM application and interview rice farmers in their respective municipalities. Interviewed farmers will be included in the roster of clients to be given recommendation by the regional RCM call agent.

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Hybrid rice reorientation for Almeria rice farmers

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:00pm

Technical briefings on hybrid rice production continues  in Almeria, Leyte. Fifty-two (52) rice farmers attended the activity  held on March 7, 2017 and learned about the recommended techniques in growing hybrid rice, and explain the advantages of hybrid rice vs. inbred including its cost and return analysis.

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ATI Lauds Filipino Women Farmer -Entrepreneurs

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:10pm
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In agriculture, a woman's worth can never be underestimated. Women have long proven that they can stand alongside their male counterparts and do back-breaking work in the field.

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ATI-RTC 8 staff joins panel of evaluators

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:14am

 "Mastery spells the difference between confidence and apprehension". 
This was among the insights that Training Center Superintendent I Hazel Grace T. Taganas shared to the agricultural extension workers (AEW) of the local government units and the coconut development officers (CDO) of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in Southern Leyte during the Simulation Training on Coconut Farming as a Business on February 27 to March 1, 2017 at Kuting Reef, Macrohon, Southern Leyte.

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Project & Propose: Enhancing RTC 8 staff capabilities

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:00pm

Projects are the cutting edge of development. One of the most difficult problems confronting agricultural administrators in developing countries is implementing development programs. Much of these can be traced to poor project preparation.

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Sikat Saka: Credit worthiness seminar in Alang-alang

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:00pm

The Agricultural Training Institute is one of the implementers of the Sikat Saka program briefing. In a one-day activity, focal persons of the participating agencies aim to orient the prospective Sikat Saka borrower on the guidelines and processes involved to avail of the loan program, and enhance the capabilities in managing their finances effectively such as using loans as indicated in their farm plans and budget.

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Cut flower production training for MAFA farmers

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:54am

There are many areas in Region 8 suitable for cut flower production. However, few municipalities, such as Ormoc, are producing cut flower. Only 25% of the total cut flowers needed in the local market come from Ormoc and the rest is sourced from Cebu and Baguio. It is therefore necessary that suitable new areas in the region should also venture into cut flower production to fill this supply gap.

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Hybrid perspective for Hinunangan rice farmers

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:00pm

Food sufficiency remains a continuing challenge for our government since the 1980s, with our country importing rice to augment domestic production. Programs of the Department of Agriculture aims to achieve food security for the whole country, and a major factor to achieve this is a sustainable and efficient rice production system.

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IDOFS for RBOs & Farmers in Catubig, N. Samar

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:37am

Gone are the days when famers rely only on one crop or livestock in their farm. Recent demand for sufficient and healthy food supply on every Filipino family’s table call for changes in the farming systems applied by farmers in the country. Integrated Diversified Organic Farming System (IDOFS), in particular, is the practice of producing a variety of crops or animals or inland fisheries, or, both, on one farm interlinked with one another. With IDOFS, farmers are also encouraged to tap into their business sense and become agripreneurs.

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GAP for Javier Ginger Farmers

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:27pm

Since the ASEAN Economic Integration, the call for competitive products and services has intensified especially in their sanitary and phyto-sanitary requirements. In 2006, the ASEAN Good Agricultural Practice (ASEAN GAP) for fresh fruits and vegetables was adopted to serve as a standard for the production, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and packaging of fruits and vegetables.

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