Radio remains to be one of the most effective means of building awareness, and supporting the adoption of new farming practices by small scale farmers. As the most popular mass medium, a program School on-the-Air (SOA) was designed to introduce complete package of technology of a commodity and other agriculture and fisheries related subject matter.
SOA on Good Agricultural Practices on Vegetable Production is a series of radio episodes, presenting the subject matter with systematic discussions.
Through the years, different organizations, may it be a government, non-government organization or private, provide assistance to a specific group of individuals. Assistance is usually provided for a specialized group like farmers, entrepreneurs, mothers, youth, among others, but seldom assistance is provided for the whole family.
While family is the foundation of a healthy, vibrant and peaceful community, it is necessary to be given attention in a holistic manner.
In today’s technologically-driven society, millennials seem to be more inclined to seek jobs in the cityscape. However, a group of young farmers in our countryside are stepping up, hoping to create a revolution by going against the grain and aiming for the sustainable.
Part of this group is 21-year-old Rudy Concepcion II of Cauayan, Isabela. For him, agriculture is key to securing the future of the next generations, despite what other young people might perceive of it.
The Master in Public Management major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) is an 18-month scholarship program that seeks to foster the rural development initiatives in the Philippines. The program scholars are permanent employees from three major rural development-oriented government agencies namely: Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Department of Agriculture (DA). Scholars are purposefully selected to stand as informed development managers who will help in decision-making for an efficient implementation of countryside development.