Adrian Chris P. Velasco

RCEP Stakeholders in CAR Convene, Issues and Apprehensions Discussed

In response to issues arising from the implementation of RA 11203 or the Rice Tarrification Law, rice industry stakeholders from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) gathered on September 25-26, 2019 at Tabuk City, Kalinga to discuss measures to such concerns. The meeting was organized by the Agricultural Training Institute-CAR (ATI-CAR) in coordination with its partner government agencies and farmer groups.

Back to Basics is Back in Benguet with the DA Mapagmalasakit Program

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. The DA’s Back to Basic Advocacy Seminar is back for its second year in Benguet. This year’s seminar is dubbed as the Malawakang Pagbibigay-kaalaman sa Agrikultura: Magsasakang may Alam, Laging Angat, Sagana sa Kita or the MAPAGMALASAKIT program. Responding to the invitation, 593 stakeholders dominated by farmers from Benguet attended the seminar. The stakeholders converged at the Benguet State University Gym, La Trinidad, Benguet on July 26, 2019 for the activity.

Piñol Leads Turn Over of SPIS in Abra

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary, Emmanuel F. Piñol led the turnover of four units of Solar Powered Irrigation System (SPIS) to the farmers of the municipalities of Tayum, La Paz, Bucay and Danglas in Abra on May 23, 2019. The beneficiaries of this project are the Bagalay Solar Power Irrigators Association Inc. in Tayum, Malabbaga La Paz Farmers Association in La Paz, Bangon Nagbalitangan Farmers Association in Bucay, and Danglas Farmers Association Inc. in Danglas.

Collaborative Partnership Makes 1st PhilEASNet–CAR and AFEN–CAR Joint Extension Forum

BAGUIO CITY. The collaborative endeavor among the Philippine Extension and Advisory Services Network, Inc. (PhilEASNet) CAR Chapter, Agriculture and Fishery Extension Network (AFEN)-CAR, and the Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services (SAAS) Project of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) realized a joint extension forum. Representatives from Cordillera regional line agencies, local government units, and the private sector composed the 102 forum participants.

RAS Training for CAR AEWs to Cascade RCM among Municipal LGUs in CAR

TABUK CITY, KALINGA. The Agricultural Training Institute – Cordillera Administrative Region (ATI-CAR), in coordination with the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office-CAR (DA-RFO-CAR), and the local government unit of Tabuk City, implemented a training to further operationalize the Rice Crop Manager Advisory Service (RAS) in the local level. Responding to the invitation, 30 Agricultural Extension Workers (AEW) from 18 municipal local government units in CAR joined the training on April 23-25, 2019 at Tabuk City Kalinga.

Tabuk Women at the Forefront of City’s Urban Agri Initiatives

TABUK CITY, KALINGA. The Taloctoc-Bulanao Women’s Association (TBWO) of Tabuk City, Kalinga opened to the public the first Urban Agriculture Model Farm in Tabuk City on March 6, 2019. It is located at the former BAEx compound in barangay Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga. The model farm is a project funded by the Agricultural Training Institute-Cordillera Administrative Region (ATI-CAR) in partnership with the Office of the Provincial Agricultural Services of Kalinga and the Office of the City Agricultural Services of Tabuk.

ATI-CAR Beats Gongs for Stakeholders at ATI’s 32nd Anniversary

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. For the first time in 32 years, the Agricultural Training Institute-Cordillera Administrative Region (ATI-CAR) celebrated the ATI’s anniversary at the ATI-CAR Training Center in La Trinidad, Benguet. The festal affair, dedicated to the ATI-CAR’s partners and stakeholders, was held on January 29, 2019. This year’s anniversary came in with the theme “Advancing excellence in agricultural extension services through sustained partnership among the stakeholders in CAR."

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