Anchored with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to bring government services to the grassroots level and marginal sectors, the Agricultural Training Institute Region XI has partnered with National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Region XI (NCIP XI) in capacitating 60 Indigenous People (IP) beneficiaries of the project Regional Office’s Integrated Ancestral Domain Development Approach – Culturally Responsive Economic Program Project (IADDA-CREP) in Boston, Davao Oriental on March 4-8, 2019.
The said capacity building activity include simultaneous trainings in Sustainable Production and High-value crops, Livestock Management and Organic Plant Production and Concoction (FAITH) which was conducted by the ATI, in collaboration with PAGRO Davao Oriental.
The trainings were aimed at developing the beneficiaries with right agriculture knowledge and skills to empower them to manage the vast hectares of land that was granted to them under the project.
During the activity, the beneficiaries underwent intensive and comprehensive lecture, presentations and discussion on the doable technologies in vegetable farming, livestock production and corn production that can be adapted in their area.
Further, they were able to demonstrate various agriculture technologies such as concoction making, establishment of a vegetable garden using plastic mulch and soil contouring using A-frame.
“Tanan nga inyong gipangtudlo kanamo dako kaayo og matabang sa amoa og sa among lugar” (Everything you taught us can greatly help us and our municipality), said Eleuterio Manaytay, Vice Mayor and a proud IP of the Mandaya Tribe, as he extended his heartfelt gratitude to the organizers of the activity during the closing program.