Landcare is among the approaches that researchers like the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have identified to help solve problems such as soil erosion and acidity, as well as maintain the livelihoods of farmers.
The current problem on drought stress to some parts of the country served as a springboard in the evaluation of bush snap bean varieties that could withstand drought conditions.
The purpose of this publication, "Global Review of Good Agricultural Extension and Advisory Service Practices" is to identify good practices within the different agricultural extension and advisory service institutions that have implemented the use of new agricultural innovations in improving rural livelihoods and in educating farmers.
In the Philippines, La Nina is associated with increased rainfall, intensified tropical cyclones, and flooding. In terms of crop growth, the increase in rainfall causes inadequate respiration of plant roots due to insufficient oxygen supply.
Mud crab is considered an important source of income for small scale coastal farmers in the country and across Southeast Asia. However, according to reports, aquaculturists were alarmed with the rate of mud crab mortality due to some diseases and cannibalism in the deep ocean (Shelly and Lovatelli, 2011; Quinito and Esterpa, 2008; Quinito et al., 2002; Keenana and Blackshaw, 1999).
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) funded a study on organic production of potato in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). The research was conducted by a team from the Benguet State University (BSU).
Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.