PALO, Leyte - Plant propagation is the process of creating new plants from existing ones. Plant propagation, as well as landscaping, have become important areas in modern agriculture. Having skills in these areas can be a lucrative business specially for those who are involved in farming.
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BAYBAY CITY, Leyte - Two years ago, during the on-going partnership of ATI-RTC 8 and the Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA), a GIZ Agri-DPP Project, a GIZ technical expert came to support the institution in the conduct of capacity development programs for the efficient delivery of extension services.
Candahug, Palo, Leyte - The Agricultural Training Institute is part of the Philippine e-Learning Society (PeLS). PeLS is an organization founded with the objective of promoting substantive content, appropriate pedagogy, and appropriate use of technology for eLearning, guided by ongoing research activities.
Baybay City, Leyte - Rice sufficiency remains a continuing challenge for the Philippine government. The country’s population is growing by 2.3% per annum which raises the need to increase rice yield per unit area per unit time.
Kananga, Leyte - The Department of Agriculture through PhilRice has been promoting a diversified integrated rice-based farming system directed towards farm diversification that would increase farm productivity and profitability aimed to address food security and the economic stability of farm families.
Tacloban City, Leyte - As the second leading contributor to Philippine agriculture, the swine industry has the potential to increase income opportunities and alleviate poverty among rural and agricultural households in the Philippines. However, due to the increase of the cost of commercial feeds, the challenge now is how to keep the industry sustainable.
Paranas, Samar – As corn is a substitute staple crop for rice, there is a pressing need to increase its production to address increasing demand. However, one of the many constraints in corn production is soil-related. Yield is affected by the inadequacy of inherent soil nutrients needed to supply the required plant nutrition throughout the growth and development stages of corn.
STA. RITA, Samar - Most Filipino small hold farmers face various challenges in running their enterprise. This is due to the failure of practicing key activities especially in a business such as keeping farm records, monitoring their personal and business finances, and keeping track of their production cost.
GUIUAN, Eastern Samar - ATI-RTC 8 continues its advocacy in helping farmers develop their small businesses through financial literacy trainings. As it moves towards other municipalities in Eastern Samar, many participants now value the importance of financial literacy and learned the different characteristics of a successful agri-enterprise.
Borongan, E. Samar - As ATI-RTC 8 continues to educate and strengthen the knowledge and capabilities of its stakeholders on financing and credit, the Center conducted its first training on Financial Literacy for 2019 to widen the awareness of more farmers and fisherfolk in the region in organizing their budget especially in the development of an agri-enterprise.