GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte - The Training on Agri-based Farming System for Farm Family Productivity (Batch 1) was participated in by 30 farmers from the different barangays of General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte last July 24-26, 2018. The training was held at the Municipal Hall of General Luna.
The topics discussed were Importance of Organic Farming, Cultural Management Practices for Vegetables and Pest Control, and Concoction Preparation and Its Uses. The resource speakers were Zandy L. Espuerta and Cecilia V. Sol, Agricultural Technologists from the Provincial Agriculture Office of Surigao del Norte.
On the last day, the participants had an action planning wherein they were able to plan out their next leap after the training. They were grouped into their respective areas and were reminded that they will be monitored after a period time.
During the closing program, Ricardo T. Bag-ao, Municipal Agriculturist of General Luna, thanked the ATI Management as well as the participants for making the activity a successful one. Jocelyn A. Bayona, Training Specialist III of ATI-RTC Caraga, also responded on the positive impressions of the participants.
"Ako mapasalamaton nga naka-attend ko ani nga training kay nakahatag kini ug dugang kahibalo sa ako labi na sa pamaagi sa pagtanom ug luwas sa mga pestisidyo. Kani dako nga tabang sa akong pamilya nga makaaon sila ug organiko nga gulay. Dako pud akong pasalamat nga masinabtanon ug matinabangon kaayo ang Training management team bisan paman ug aduna akoy dala nga anak. Salamat sa paghatag sa amo ug kaalam ug pag-atiman sa amo nga mga partisipante. Hinaut pa unta nga aduna napud moy ihatag nga training sa amo diri sa General Luna. Salamat ug God bless," expressed Charry Gorde, a farmer from General Luna. (I am grateful that I attended the training because it gave me more knowledge especially on techniques in planting and non-use of harmful pesticides. It is a great help for my family that they can eat organic vegetables. I am so grateful that the Training Management Team is very helpful and well-trained. Thank you for giving us the wisdom and care of the participants. Hopefully, I can attend more trainings here in the General Luna.