Baybay City, Leyte - The Continuing Education for the Youth Scholarship Program of the ATI-RTC 8 has helped support 4-H youth from Region 8 and Bicol for their studies in the field of Agriculture. As one ATI scholar said, this was her opportunity to finish her studies since her parents couldn’t afford to bring her to school because they find it difficult to make ends meet for the family.
Merida, Leyte - Who would ever think that ‘banana peel’ is fit for human consumption? What’s more, it can be made into a burger patty! This was one of the products processed during the ATI RTC 8- conducted Zero Waste Banana Processing.
Baybay City, Leyte – Feed the soil all the organic nutrients it needs. In return, it will feed your crops to become the healthiest produce we can feed our families. The organic agriculture concept of nourishing the soil is something most people should realize. Oftentimes, the belief is that the nutrients should be feed directly to the plants. However, this is not so.
Catubig, N. Samar – Duck farming can be a lucrative livestock enterprise. However, most farmers complain of its sustainability because of the rising prices of feeds and the damaging effects of climate change. With these challenges, ATI RTC 8 conducted the Training on Sustainable Duck Farming through its Extension Service Provider, the Fair Gems Academy, Inc.
Mondragon, E. Samar - More and more farmers and interested individuals are expressing interest in learning about organic agriculture (OA). Hence, ATI RTC 8 continues to capacitate Samareños, in particular, on organic agriculture (OA).
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.
Baybay City, Leyte – One fine day in May, beautiful flower arrangements adorned Hall A of ATI RTC 8. Participants hunched over tables filled with dyed corn husks busy making different types of flowers. Corn husks, which are often considered waste after harvest, are actually potential money makers.
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.
Organic agriculture is truly gaining ground in Eastern Visayas. Hence, farmers and AEWs alike are encouraged to learn how to start producing crops the organic way.