CALAYAN, Cagayan. To maximize the utilization of the FITS Center in Calayan, Cagayan, the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist conducted a capability enhancement for 170 farmer-participants. It was conducted on May 24, 2019 through a technical briefing on Model Farm Cluster and Package of Technology in Hybrid Rice Production.
The group of technical staff from the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 02 (DA-RFO 02) facilitated the briefing. Engr. Rodolfo Bayucan, Chief of the Southern Cagayan Research Center (SCRC) and Ms. Rizalina Manuel, Rice Focal Person of same office discussed the protocols in establishing a model farm. Mr. Wilbert Gumarad, Agricultural Technologist of LGU Calayan discussed the package of technology of hybrid rice production.
The capability enhancement activity was supported with the distribution of IEC materials to the participants which will serve as their references in implementing their farming activities.
Meanwhile, the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 02 (ATI-RTC 02) enhanced the FITS Center with IEC materials in print and video for the clients’ ready access when needed.
The FITS Center is one of the components of the Techno - Gabay Program institutionalized in the Local Government Units. It serves as a one-stop-information-shop for the farmers and fishers in the locality. It is also a venue for knowledge and skills sharing on best practices among agriculture and fishery stakeholders through technical briefing, farmers’ classes and meetings.