From the Regions
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - A total of 114 rice farmers and AEWs attended the series of Rice Crop Manager (RCM) briefings last May 7-9, 2019 in six municipalities of Laguna namely Kalayaan, Lumban, Pakil, Paete, Sta. Cruz, Pagsanjan, and three municipalities in Quezon province particularly, Pitogo, General Luna and Macalelon.
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, CAVITE - Twenty-nine Rice Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) of Cavite, Batangas, Rizal and Laguna participated in the “Capability Enhancement Course for Rice AEWs Batch 1.”
TIGBAO, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR – Vegetable production is becoming popular because of its wide adaptability and its uses. It provides an immediate source of income among families from rural areas. However, today’s trend showed that consumers are becoming health conscious, which also gave rise to its high demand in the market.
MARAWOY, Lipa City , Batangas – Levelling-up the different stakeholders skills on modifying meat to enhance its taste and to improve preservation, two representatives from Caraga Region joined the National Trainor’s Course on Basic Meat Processing on May 5-11, 2019 at the Agricultural Training Institute - International Training Center for Pig Husbandry in the Philippines (ATI - ITCPH).
BOHOL – Thirty members of the Eskaya Indigenous People of Taytay, Duero, this province successfully completed the three-day Training on Naturally Grown Strawberry Production: Capability Enhancement last May 6-8, 2019 as spearheaded by Project Officer, Ma. Gracia Soliva-Pungay, Media Production Specialist II of ATI-7 with Support Staff, Quennie Lou Vistal.
BALANGA CITY, BATAAN. One of the activities of the 4-H Club Program is the 4-H Congress and Organizational Strengthening formerly known as Regional Summer Youth Camp. This is an annual activity conducted in recognition to the active participation and involvement of the youth towards nation building.
New corn coordinators of Bulacan and Bataan joined for the first batch of Trainers’ Training on Corn Integrated Crop Management and Post-harvest Technologies on April 10-12, 2019 in Duran Farm, San Ildefonso, Bulacan. A total of 30 participants were armed in advance technologies on corn integrated crop management and post-harvest mechanization.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) stressed the importance of extension management to 30 agricultural extension workers (AEWs) across the region through a training on April 24-26, 2019 in ATI-RTC III, San Ramon, Dinalupihan, Bataan.
SIBAHAY, LANUZA, Surigao del Sur – Before, they paid no attention to this spongy fungus they see in the wild; but now, they regard this as a new found gold. Thanks to the Training on Mushroom Production for Indigenous People (IP) sponsored by the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center XIII (ATI-Caraga), Mamanwans now have a source of good food and good money.
PITOGO, Quezon- To enhance the knowledge and skills of the farmers in Pitogo, Quezon on organic agriculture, the Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A together with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Quezon and Local Government of Pitogo through the Municipal Agriculture Office launched the Farmers' Field School (FFS) on Integrated Diversified Organic Farming System (IDOFS).
GUMACA, Quezon – A pilot project of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office (DA RFO) IV-A through the assistance of Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and Agricultural Program Coordinating Officer (APCO) Quezon, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CaLaBaRZon joins the launching of coconut model farm on May 7, 2019 in this municipality.
LOS ANGELES, Butuan City – A total of 33 Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) from the Enhanced Farmers Information and Technology Services (E-FITS) Center in Caraga Region were updated and capacitated to operate, use and train others on the upgraded Rice Crop Manager Advisory Services (RAS) during the RAS Training of Trainers last April 22-25, 2019.
LOS ANGELES, Butuan City- The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13 recently conducting the Training on Containerized Organic Vegetable Production for the Senior Citizens here at ATI-Caraga Training Building, Los Angeles, Butuan City.
TANDAG CITY,Surigao del Sur– Determined to enhance the knowledge and skills of the e-Learning takers on Artificial Insemination (AI), the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13 harnessed stakeholders through the Hands-on Training on Walang Aray sa AI in Pigs 3rd Batch on May 2-3, 2019.
TANDAG CITY - The conduct of Farm Business School (FBS) offers a great opportunity for the farmers in Barangay Bioto to learn practical and effective ways to make farming more profitable.
BUTUAN CITY-The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13 recently conducted the Enhancement Training for Learning Site for Agriculture Cooperators on April 29 – May 3, 2019. The participants were composed of 28 members of the Caraga Agricultural Learning Sites Association (CALESA) and 7 staff of ATI-RTC 13.
Lantapan, Bukidnon---The Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X) recently mounted its week-long 2019 Midyear Assessment and Management Review at the Binahon Agroforestry Farm (BAFF) in Lantapan, Bukidnon.
Twenty-five Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Network (RAFEN) members take part during the RAFEN VI first semester meeting at Parvana Inn & Suites, Sibalom, Antique on April 29-30, 2019.
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center IV-A once again spearheaded a free seminar to all interested individuals in Region IV-A who are on the lookout for livelihood opportunities.
CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte – Declared as the cluster with the highest number of points, the province of Agusan del Norte was proclaimed undefeated as it won four times as Over-all Champion during the Regional Farm Youth Camp last April 29-May 1, 2019 with the theme “BIDA 4H: Bringing Innovation and Development in Agriculture through 4H Club.”
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