ANTIPAS, North Cotabato- According to Climate Monitoring and Prediction of PAG-ASA, North Cotabato was observed to have experienced already the above-normal level of rainfall. This is one of the tangible evidences how unpredictable the climate is and how alarming it would be for the populace, most especially to the farmers, to deal with the unpredictable weather patterns in the area lately.
MAKILALA, Cotabato - It was a grand day for the selected elderlies as they were treated with good food and gifts during the closing of the Training cum Outreach Program for the Senior Citizens on April 17, 2019 in the OND Genesis Farm in Saguing, Makilala, North Cotabato.
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato- It was just a dream for an 80-year old farmer, Ms Socorro Garduque, for her farm to be accredited as a Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA). Now, it has come into reality.
“Matagal ko talaga itong pinangarap”, she said with teary eyes. “No one can really replace the beauty of farming”, she added.
DAVAO DEL SUR - To develop a terminal report for the Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project Terminal Report, project partners and implementers convene on Wednesday, April 11, 2019 at Villa Amparo Resort, Samal Island, Davao Del Sur.
Diliman, Quezon City- A total of 21 young farmers from different regions in the country have recently finished and completed the Pre-Departure Orientation Course (PDOC) as a requirement for the Young Farmer Leaders Training Program in Japan Program.
BAGUMBAYAN, Sultan Kudarat- Joining the consortium of Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSA) in Region XII is the newly launched Feta Farm. Situated at Barangay South Sepaka, this farm has a total land area of 10 hectares. Six hectares are intended for poultry-raising with the integration of other crops and animals. While the other four hectares are for the rice and corn production.
KABUNTALAN, Maguindanao - A total of 120 farmers from the Municipality of Kabuntalan, Maguindanao has received farm inputs as part of the support from JICA-LIFT UP. The farmers from the selected four barangays of this municipality underwent a 4-month training on Climate Smart Farmer’s Field School (CSFFS) which was focused on rice production.
TUPI, South Cotabato - The ATI-RTC XII headed by Center Director Abdul I. Daya-an led the launching of the newest learning site for agriculture (LSA) in Region XII. Started as a private educational institution, the B.E.S.T. College of Polomolok, Inc.- Tupi Campus has just received an accreditation from ATI-RTC XII as LSA.
TANTANGAN, South Cotabato – In most farms, livestock is always present, and its wastes are not far behind. Farm animal wastes are commonly used as a substrate for vermicompost bedding and generally used in organic farming.
TANTANGAN, South Cotabato - The Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) of various Local Government Unit (LGUs) in Lanao del Sur has a handful of extension workers serving their clients and it is way more than they can handle. With the ratio between technicians to farmers continue to widen, an external and local technician is the only possible option they have.
KORONADAL CITY - Continuous technology advancement indeed improves lives and livelihood. The trend in technology is that it is always being upgraded. That is true with the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) that was developed in partnerships with the Department of Agriculture, PhilRice, IRRI, and ATI.
TANTANGAN, South Cotabato - For the past several years, the local and international demand for cocoa products and the world prices have been constantly favorable. This scenario created an increasing interest among local farmers to go into cocoa production mainly due to the seemingly bright potential of the said crop.
Corn remains an important commodity here and abroad. Here in the Philippines, corn is an important livestock feed and a staple food as well, especially in Bisayan-speaking areas. Many Asian countries, the Philippines included, have been exerting effort to supply their farmers with cheap but quality seeds since hybrid seeds commands a higher price.
Forty-nine (49) farmers of the municipality of Sto. Nino, South Cotabato underwent a 2-day Financial Literacy Training last March 26-27, 2019. The attendees were all recipient of the Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) of the Department of Agriculture (DA).
TANTANGAN, South Cotabato - In recent years, the local demand for raw rubber goes up steadily although the price is unstable and fluctuating. Despite all these, rubber farmers remain hopeful as they anticipate, sooner or later, an increase in domestic and global demand for natural rubber. For now, they consider it an opportune time to strengthen the industry.