LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. Beekeepers in the Cordillera Administrative Region are now being trained on good agricultural practices on honey processing, packaging and labeling at the Agricultural Training Institute-Cordillera Administrative Region (ATI-CAR) from August 14 to 16, 2017. Aiming to provide the beekeepers with a value adding training aside from purely honey production, the ATI CAR and the Saint Louis University Extension Institute for Small Scale Industries Foundation Inc. (SLU-EISSIF) partnered in implementing the training.
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. “I am happy with this type of training conducted by ATI especially for us farmers, packers, and porters, giving importance to safe food handling in farming and selling. In this training, we were reminded of the proper handling for quality and safe produce. This activity has corrected my mind set, not to think immediately of the market but first, I have to practice or implement the recommended practices starting from 5 S in my farm so that I will become compliant with the standards." These were the realizations of Ms.
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. “This training is new and very informative for us extension workers. We will go home full of knowledge. We have learned many things on the production and proper postharvest handling of herbs and spices which are present in our locality. We have also learned of many remedies to treat illnesses. The challenge is for us to start our own herbal gardens for clients to see. Lastly, I really appreciate ATI for initiating this type of training.” These were shared by Ms.
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. “This is a happy, progressive and believing people” opined NCCA Executive Director Rico S. Pableo during the 2017 Cordillera Day Foundation Program where he served as guest of honor and speaker. The foundation program capped a civic parade participated by stakeholders from the local government units, regional line agencies such as the Agricultural Training Institute-Cordillera Administrative Region (ATI-CAR), academic institutions and non-government organizations from the region.