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CRA farm families see opportunities in farm wastes

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:26pm

CALATAGAN, Batangas - Corn and sugarcane are two of the most important crops in this municipality, with one-third of farmers, depending on corn and sugarcane as their major source of livelihood. However, due to traditional farming practices on harvesting, farmers are used to burn corn and sugarcane by-products; thus, contributing to the effects of greenhouse gases.

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Enriching Rice Farming Productivity and Profitability with RCM

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:18pm

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.

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AEWs capacitated on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and Extension Delivery Modalities

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:52pm

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.”

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Pitogo farmers to train on organic agriculture

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 1:48pm

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).

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IEC Materials Distributed during the Launching of Coconut Model Farm in Gumaca, Quezon

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:35am

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.

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Livelihood opportunities explored in meat processing seminar

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 1:12pm

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.

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RCM enhanced FITS Centers ready for Rice Advisory Services

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:57am

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna - A total of 30 representatives from the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Centers and OPA in the region completed the “Regional Training of Trainers on Rice Advisory Services” held from April 21 to 24, 2019 at Dona Jovita Garden Resort in this city.

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Youth in agri showcase talents in 'BIDA' 4-H regional camp

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 1:06pm

PANGIL, Laguna - The annual gathering of 4Hers in the region once again showcased different talents and innovative projects of youth in agriculture.

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FBS graduates ready to facilitate training in the community

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 3:47pm

BACOOR CITY, Cavite - "Napakarami pong kaalaman na natutunan at champion na mga facilitators, ibang klaseng mga resource speakers. Excited na po akong maibahagi ang kaalaman hindi lamang sa magsasaka, kundi sa kanilang mga tagapag-mana, para po hindi 57 years old ang age level ng farmers kundi millenial farmers na."

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Livestock Extension Workers: Partners in Protecting the Livestock Industry

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 2:18pm

LIPA CITY, BATANGAS – This 2019 marks another joint training as Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Region IVA partners with the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region IVA – Livestock Program for the Training on Proper Laboratory Sample Collection, Disease Prevention and Detection.

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ATI CaLaBaRZon and PhilMech Partners for a Month-Long Training

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 3:16pm

MUÑOZ, NUEVA ECIJA – In support to Agriculture and Fishery Mechanization (AFMech), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Region IV-A in partnership with Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) led the Technical Capability Enhancement and Resource Person Development on Mechanization and Post-Harvest Technologies for Corn and Selected High Value Crops.

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Busy with Bees: Discover and Explore with the Pollinators

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:43pm

SAN PABLO CITY, LAGUNA - Starting up the livestock activities with a buzz, the Agricultural Training Institute Region IVA in coordination with the Provincial Veterinary Offices of Calabarzon conducted the second batch of Training on Apiculture on April 1 - 5, 2019 at Ato Belen’s Farm in this city.

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ATI capacitated LFTs in Product Stewardship and System of Rice Intensification

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 7:55am

LOS BAÑOS,LAGUNA- Twenty-six (26) Rice Local Farmer Technicians (LFTs) of Calabarzon participated in the “Training Course on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and Product Stewardship for LFTs Batch 1” held at City of Springs, Los Baños, Laguna last April 1 to 5, 2019.

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SOA for corn technologies soon to hit the airwaves in Batangas

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:07am

BATANGAS CITY, BATANGAS - Being the second most important crop in the country, corn is one of the major agricultural crops and highly valued as food, animal feed and raw material industry. The increasing demand for maize has significant implications to regional food security and sustainability of agriculture in marginal rainfed environment among the resource-poor farmers.

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Hand-in-hand: ATI IV-A and Villar Sipag led Farm Business School

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 9:17am

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite– The Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A, in partnership with Villar SIPAG Foundation spearheaded the first batch of Training of Facilitators (TOF) on Farm Business School (FBS) this CY2019.

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FITS Center Gumaca, Quezon bags 1st place in Agriwomen video contest

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:40pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite- In celebration of the National Women’s Month, the Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A led the Agriwomen Video Contest with the theme of “We Make Change Work For Women."

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ATI CALABARZON and Media Connect: The Onset of Partnership

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:54am

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite –With efforts in establishing connection with the media as partners and channel in information dissemination, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CaLaBaRZon hosted its first media conference, “Connect: Engaging ATI RTC IVA Programs and Services through Media Linkages." More than 20 newspaper, tv and radio media practitioners in CaLaBaRZon were in attendance and

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Magsasaka Siyentista officers commit to strengthen the organization

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 3:58pm

MAGDALENA, Laguna- To strengthen the organization and craft the 2019-2021 activities of the association, "Samahan ng Magsasaka Siyentista ng Techno Gabay Program sa Region IV-A" (SMSTGP-IVA) in collaboration with Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A spearheaded the "Magsasaka Siyentista: Leaders in Innovative and Progressive Agriculture."

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ATI IV-A promotes value adding and processing of high value crops

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 5:40pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - In celebration of Women’s Month this March and a back-to-back free seminar on hydroponics, ATI Region IV-A conducted Free Seminar on Value Adding and Processing on High Value Crops (HVC) on March 6, 2019 at ATI Region IV-A Training Hall in this city.

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ATI Region IV-A and partner agencies urge harmonization of 2019 activities

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 5:12pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - ATI Region IV-A headed the two (2) activities, the Regional Consultative Workshop for Provincial Agriculture Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and the 1st Quarter Regional Agriculture Fisheries Extension Network (RAFEN) Meeting on March 7 and 8, 2019, respectively at ATI Region IV-A Training Hall in this city.

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