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.
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.
LAGANGILANG, ABRA. State Universities and Colleges (SUC) are one of Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) partners in providing extension services to the agriculture and fisheries sector. The establishment of e–Extension Program particularly its e–Learning component opened another door of collaboration between ATI and SUCs.
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. The municipalities of Villaviciosa, Bucay and San Juan in Abra gathered 131 rice farmers for an interview during the mass deployment of the Rice Crop Manger (RCM) in Abra on November 26 and 27, 2018. The RCM deployment is one of the newest services of the Municipal Local Government Units of Villaviciosa, Bucay and San Juan under their respective agricultural offices.
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. Farmers from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) once again proved their support and interest for agricultural programs implemented in the region. This was after more than 1,000 farmers from the provinces of Apayao, Benguet, and Mt. Province joined the financial literacy trainings offered by the Agricultural Training Institute-CAR (ATI-CAR). The trainings were implemented in coordination with the Agriculture Credit Policy Council (ACPC), Local Government Units (LGU), and Farmer Organizations.
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. Growing population and rapid urbanization puts food security as one of the major emerging issues today. While population continues to swell in the cities, much of the food production activities are still concentrated in the country side. Thus, food production in the urban areas can also be a way of supporting food security especially among urban households. This can be possible through urban agriculture where urban families can grow crops right on the spaces available at their homes.
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. Animal diseases, far barangays, and difficulty of accessing veterinary services are some of the most common issues faced by farmers in the rural areas. These are the same concerns voiced by farmers who attended the training on animal health care and management. The said activity was implemented for the Barangay Animal Health Workers (BAHW) of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
BANGUED, ABRA. The province of Abra earned another title in agricultural extension in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) with the recently concluded School on the Air (SOA) on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Fruits and Vegetables. Abra produced 985 SOA graduates, the highest so far in all of the SOA conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute-CAR (ATI-CAR) since its first in 2013. Abra Tops ATI-CAR SOA History with Nearly 1,000 Graduates
CONNER, APAYAO. Acknowledging that climate change has already found its way in their farms and homes, farmers from Pasil in Kalinga and Conner in Apayao begin to brace themselves. Many of them are smallholder farmers or smallholders as described by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO). The UNFAO defined smallholders as those who are farming less than one to ten hectares and are mostly dependent on family labor. These farmers, according to the UNFAO, are very vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.
BAGUIO CITY. Two bureaus of the Department of Agriculture (DA) namely, the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), partnered to ensure the sustained coordination of the DA’S research, development, and extension (RDE) initiatives. BAR is the DA’s lead agency to coordinate the national agriculture and fisheries (AF) research and development (R&D) in the country while the ATI is the training and extension arm of the Department.