4 consultations held in the region

CENTRAL VISAYAS – With its unique location, the Agricultural Training Institute in this region conducted a series of consultations to its four (4) island provinces, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Cebu with the main objective of generating commitment among stakeholders for the efficient delivery of agricultural extension services dubbed as Provincial Consultation and Feed backing of ATI7 Training and Extension Programs for CY 2020

The four consultations kicked-off at Hotel Essencia in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental last January 22, 2020, with 45 participants composed of partners from the academe, line agencies, local government units, cooperatives, private individuals and farmers.

The one-day activity presented the institute’s 2019 accomplishments as well as the planned training and other Agriculture, Fishery and Extension (AFE) activities intended for each province and generated recommendations among them.

Spearheading the consultation is ATI7 Center Director, Dr. Carolyn May O. Daquio and duly supported by Training Center Superintendent I, Dr. Gracia F. Arado and Planning Officer, Ms. Merigine C. Otara while Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Ms. Lhea Glory Mae B. Araña as the project officer.

Succeeding consultations were held at the Bellview Kuzzina Bar in Siquijor last January 21, 2020, with 28 participants; while on January 27, 2020, was at Golden Valley Hotel in Pelaez Street, Cebu City, Cebu with 56 participants attending. The last leg was held at the Kew Hotel in Tagbilaran City last January 28, 2020, with 56.

Among the impressions generated by the four consultations include the following written in verbatim: “In behalf sa Department of Agriculture, Salamat sa kaayo sa opportunity nga naka attend ani nga activity and then sa mga stakeholders, salamat tesda, salamat cda, salamat dar, salamat nia, kinsa pay kulang? Pca salamat ang atong mga academe nga importante kaayo na, nagkagulang na gyod mi so we need new breed so kaning mga batan.on ok pa ang gasunod namo, dar,thank you very much, ang atong provincial, pvo and the pa and also atoa nga lgu, cda, salamat pod kaayo. Ako rang impressions, na change na pod atoang just like si secretary dar naa siyay paradime shift so sauna mao tog gistorya ganina ni maam grace nga concentration ang atong first secretary kadtong niaagi is farmers karon is aews na kuno so ga sig era jod tag usob ani so wa jud miy mahimo sa national kung unsay naa didto mao jud among sundon so kadtong sa tesda, eye opener, mam thank you very much nga ingon ana ang among murag among padulngan especially pod atong mga farmers nga naa diri, sir jotham,si Jessie salamat kaayo kay murag kamo maoy amoa nga murag mirror ug unsay technology nga natudlo namo , tanang agency naa ninyo,thank you very much sa inyohang tabang. Sana ma multiply and then sa ATI, thank you very much sa opportunity , thank you pod sa support kay without the training and sa support magkalisod gyod ang department of agriculture. Di na nako tas.on kay murag kaulion na. Thank you very much.” –Bernard Limbaga/DA PATCO-Negros Oriental-

“Nalipay ko kay possibility ani kay cost sharing. First time nako naka attend nga napugos pod ko didto sa oceanview. Pa apila intawn ko kay ganahan ko dugay na nakong nawala sa agriculture murag nawani na pod ko sa agricultures. Ganahan ko nga mo back to track na pod ko kay tungod sa atong edad diba? Naa pod tay panginabuhian puhon puhon, mag agriculture man gihapon ta ani so happy ko nga gihatagan kog opportunity nga wa pod nagpakuli ang ATI nga maka attend ko in behalf ni sir romly pero maam bisan pa ug naa si sir romly, please invite me kay ganahan gyod ko kaayo nga makahalobilo sa mga kaberks nako sa agriculture ug sa pvo. As to my learnings, naa rakoy gamay nga I don’t know if it’s good or unsa ni pero nay one comment nga dili laman nako i.mention nga nakita namo nga medyo ang mga trainings nga inyong gipanghatag maam kay di na kaayo pang agriculture, ngano mani? Mao ra pod ni among opinion, hinaut unta nga inyo pod ming tagaan ug chance nga i.develop ning mga batan.on kay sila may future sa among agriculture diri sa amo sa Siquijor. Sa mga participants, alinsomad sa akong mga tapad, sa akong mga kaistorya s aka ganina makahatag ni namo ug, ang akong edad imbis mo 60 na mo 58 ug balik because of you. Thank you so much for giving me the chance and I thank you.” -FILOMENA LOMOCSO/ Provincial Cooperative-Siquijor-

“I see to it that we find time to attend in this kind of forum, because somehow in other way we learn from each other. We may not be the agricultural university in the region but we promised through our commitment with ATI-7 with our assistance in terms of some Microsoft programs of ATI. I think we commit through a Memorandum of Agreements with ATI to support in all the activities. It’s always a learning experience for Cebu Normal University, We learned a lot, I learned a lot. What is new to me now, nindot ang atong pamaagi kay we contributed ug muidentify ta sa mga unsang mga program unlike before we were given the programs and we were asked to submit a proposal but this time, klaro kaayo nga apil jud ang tanan. I’m always looking forward always to ATI training because theres always something new for the Academe to learn this is what we call a Government Partnership with ATI so we will never missed invitation because we learned about 4H sa Alegria. ATI is one of those who strongly believed that CNU can be part of this continuous improvement in the way of service.”- Naila Y. Beltran, Ph.D.-Director, EAIL/Cebu Normal University

“We would like to thank ATI for not forgetting TESDA to be part of this activity. Perme man gud volunteer to be your partner. Good afternoon and thank you!” -Dir. Maria Isabel Consejo I. Buensuceso-Technical Education & Skills Dev't Authority/Provincial Director/Bohol