PALO, Leyte - Although being in an agricultural country, the Filipino youth nowadays no longer find farming lucrative because they do not see much prospects in the future of agriculture. That is why engaging the youth in agriculture is one of the growing concerns in the country.
MacArthur, Leyte – There are many ways to do organic agriculture (OA). One may shift to OA in small scales such as growing vegetables in square foot gardening.
Herbs and spices are a staple in every Filipino household. From its medicinal uses to its culinary benefits, people can’t seem to get enough of these natural goodies. They are easy to cultivate and process into various forms. What’s more, one can earn additional income when taught the right skills.
E. Visayas - There are many opportunities for Rural-Based Organizations (RBOs) to earn more income for their families’ needs. One is through food processing as value addition for their farm produce. Hence, the Agricultural Training Institute conducted the Training on Rice-based Food Processing to teach RBO members that there is more to rice than just grains being sold in the market.
Baybay City, Leyte – Leadership is a skill one can learn. It is the same as learning any other skill there is. Hence, ATI RTC 8 believes that its partners in extension delivery should be constantly capacitated on leadership and management.
BILIRAN, Biliran - “This training on container gardening was a great training, helpful to us farmers, who have minimal space for planting.” said Henry Demante, a participant during the Training on OA for Organizations.
Baybay City, Leyte – Raising livestock is one of the common businesses one can engage in. However, feeds and its ever increasing prices are often the downfall of these supposedly promising agri-business.
Maasin City, S. Leyte - With the rising commercialization of conventional practices in poultry and livestock management, “Go back to the basics” is the government’s battle cry in promoting the production of safer and healthier meat, eggs, and milk and the preservation and promotion of native breeds of poultry and livestock.
Eastern Visayas - Being a partner in providing extension and training services for organizational strengthening, including financial management and credit discipline to small farmers, the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 8, continues to conduct the Sikat Saka around different municipalities in Eastern Visayas.
VILLAREAL, Samar - One problem corn farmers face is the utilization and management of sloping areas. However, sloping areas do not need to be unproductive since there are technologies that can help prevent erosion and the loss of biodiversity; one of which is the SCoPSA, Sustainable Corn Production for Sloping Areas.