SAN MATEO, ISABELA. In response to the growing demand for a training on organic and integrated farming, the ATI-RTC 02 conducted a simultaneous Training on Organic Agriculture and on Rice-based Farming System (OA-RBIFS). It was held on June 24-29, 2019 at ATI-RTC 02 San Mateo Center, San Mateo, Isabela.
The trained aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants on organic and integrated farming system. “For me all the topics were very useful. It adds knowledge and understanding that I didn’t know about organic farming,” said Carlo Jay Carbonel, a participant from Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya. He further said that the training corrects their practices and methods they are using in their farm. “Hopefully, if I share all my experience during the training to my family they will fully embrace organic farming and be an agent of change from synthetic to organic,” Carbonel shared.
The 60 trainees were able to attend lectures and hands on activities on chicken and hog raising, vegetable production, organic fertilizer production, and the preparation of organic concoctions. The concept and principle of integrated farming system was also shared.
The participants were composed of farmers, students, extension workers, teachers and school administrators from different parts of Region 02.
“May mga bagay bagay na ngayon ko lang din nalaman kaya happy ako na napasama ako sa training na ito . Sana makatulong sa akin ang mga napag-aralan ko sa assessment. Overall, na-enjoy ko itong training na ito,” Marlon Turalba of Alicia, Isabela said.
After their five-day training, the participants successfully passed the competency assessment for Organic Agriculture Production NC II.