Various Decision Support System conducted

TAGBILARAN CITY. The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 7 conducted a three-day Training on Various Decision Support System to 40 participants composed of Agricultural Extension Workers and Farmer in the region last December 4-6, 2018 at the Training Complex, Cabawan District, this city.

The objective of the training is to adopt new tools in making farming and business operations easier which input include the use of the National Color-Coded Agricultural Guide Map, Climate Information Systems, Nutrient Management Technologies and the Farmers' Information and Technology Services (FITS) Information System.

Supplementing the theory, the participants demonstrated and performed the actual application of the tools to maximize its uses which is also the expected output of the training.

The Resource Persons of the three-day activity were Dr. Merrian Piquero Soliva of ATI-7 on the FITS-Information System; Jonathan Pierre P. Limocon of the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 7 on Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Advisory Services; Leonardo F. Samar of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Climate Information System; Engr. Jonathan O. Sumagang of ATI-7 on Minus One Element Technique (MOET) Application and Ms. Joemelyn Allianic-Sumagang also of ATI-7 who is the project officer who handled the National Color Coded Agricultural Guide Map.

Jomer M. Balag, MS of LGU-Batuan, Bohol on his impression: "Pasalamat kaayu kog dako nga naka attend ko ani. Dili baya pod ni first time nga nakaanhi ko sa ATI pero matag seminar gyud nako, basta ug ATI nay mohandle, unforgetable jud kay daghan gyud ko ug makat-onan. Kita no, pasalamat ta nga ang ATI Region 7 sa kanunay sa mga farmers parihas namu, nga usa pod ko nga nahimong learning site sa ATI. Kani ilang moral support, financial support ug technical support naa, ilang gibubo sa mga learning sites ug kanatong tanan. Unya ang akong ikasulti sa atong training karon, excellent kaayu labi na gayud sa atong mga speakers nga mihatag sa ilang mga huna-huna, mga pahibalo, so ato gyud masud sa atong tagsa-tagsa ka huna-huna kay ang ilang gipang istorya pulos jud maka ayo nato nga magamit nato sa atong mga opisina ug panginabuhi, labi na gayud sa pag convince sa atong mga farmers.” (Thankful to ATI-7 for always supporting their clients such as farmers like me because they are very supportive not just technical but also moral and financial support. As a grantee for the Learning Site, ATI-7 is excellent in doing their job in training and extension because all the inputs they have shared can help facilitate our tasks not just in the office and our daily undertaking but also in convincing our farmers).