“Today we need more than a hero, we need the connivance of the Avengers and the Justice League.” This is how Director Glenn B. Gregorio paralleled the needed convergence and partnership of stakeholders in addressing the impacts of climate change in agriculture. Director Gregorio heads the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). He is the keynote speaker during the 33rd anniversary celebration of the Agriculture Training Institute-Cordillera Administrative Region at the Hotel Supreme in Baguio City on January 30, 2020.
LUNA, APAYAO. Twenty-two farmers are to advance to the Phase III of the National Corn-based Farmer-Scientists RDE Training Program (FSTP). These farmers were confirmed as graduates during the FSTP Phase II graduation ceremony on December 4, 2019 at San Francisco, Luna, Apayao. The FSTP is a three-phase program that aims to empower farmers by teaching them comprehensive knowledge in agriculture, developing their social and organizational skills, and shaping them to serve as agricultural extension workers in their own communities.
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. Consistent with their partnership commitments the Agricultural Training Institute-Cordillera Administrative Region (ATI-CAR) and the Cordillera Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development (CorCAARRD) held the fourth Joint Farmers’ Technology Forum with 57 participants. The forum held on November 21, 2019 at the Everlasting Hall, BSU R&E Building has been jointly implemented by the ATI-CAR and CorCAARRD since 2016.
TABUK CITY, KALINGA. Doubts and fears on the effects of Republic Act Number 11203 did not prevent farmers from the major rice producing municipalities of Kalinga to attend the information caravan on the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). The RCEF is a creation of RA 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law intended to further develop farm productivity and profitability among rice farmers in the Philippines.