TADIAN, MT. PROVINCE. “I hope you have chosen this not as the last alternative but you have chosen this because you like it in the first place and that you have the passion to do this.” Ms. Flordelina Layog of the Layog Country Farm gave this food for thought to the 4-H’ers during the graduation ceremony of the Adopt a Farm Youth Program. The “Adopt a Farm Youth Program” is one of the interventions of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) under its 4-H Program to further involve the youth in agriculture.
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. In support to the agenda of Secretary Pinol to reintroduce Agriculture in the school system particularly to elementary and high school students for them to develop interest to engage in farming/gardening, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) implements the “4-H Garden in the School” program.
TABUK CITY, KALINGA. Many palay farmers rely on loans to sustain their needs in farming. However most lending service providers either offer loans with too high interest or demand too many requirements. Recognizing the need for a better and easier to access loan program, the Department of Agriculture came up with the Sikat Saka Program.
SABLAN, BENGUET. Intended to support the administration’s thrust of “expanding economic opportunities in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector and increasing access to economic opportunities by small farmers and fishers,” the “Extension Program for Agri-Fishery and National Development (ExPAND): Increasing Productivity of Farmers and Fishers through Agriculture and Fishery Extension Grants” is now available.