Stakeholders learn new techniques in Duck Raising

Participants were able to collect and identify the sizes of duck eggs as part of the hands-on activity during the Training on Sustainable Duck Production on June 5-7, 2019 at Jinayon Duck Farm, Trento, Agusan del Sur.

POBLACION, Trento, Agusan del Sur – Thirty individuals composed of Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs), Barangay Agricultural Workers (BAWs), farmers, and other Agri-enthusiasts from the different parts of the region were updated on new techniques in duck raising through the Training on Sustainable Duck Production on June 5-7, 2019 at Jinayon Duck Farm. The said farm is one of the accredited Learning Sites of the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13.

Participants were able to listen to lectures on the importance, benefits, and opportunities in duck production. Further, they also performed hands-on activities in the farm.

“It was a very informative activity. We thank ATI for giving us the opportunity to join and learn some ways in taking care of our ducks we raise in our backyard. We hope for our duck production industry in Caraga to bloom and to have a sufficient supply for its meat and eggs, especially for balut,” said Mr. Lemuel H. Sanugan, BAW from Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.

The three-day event was successfully conducted in support to the National Livestock Program which aims to improve the economic status of livestock and poultry raisers by capacitating their skills and providing them an opportunity for additional income.