PHILIPPINES—“Going Mobile: Making e-Learning for Agriculture & Fisheries More Accessible”, a project of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), is one of the three nominees for best national digital solution from the Philippines for the World Summit Awards (WSA) 2018.
The project aims to offer e-Learning courses through mobile learning or m-Learning. This is so that the course content can become more adaptive to smart devices, thus, making it more accessible to the learners.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Cutflower remains to be a blooming industry in Benguet and several factors play into the local farmers’ secret to success.
A peek into this secret is what experts from Benguet State University (BSU) offered to around 200 city and rural folks who joined the Free Seminar on Cutflower Production and Flower Arrangement. Among them is Joy Cabales, 34, from Bulacan.
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—Six young Filipino farmers are set to welcome new opportunities to further their respective farming businesses through a one-month exchange program with farming families in Japan.
Under Tier 2 of the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) Young Farmers’ Program (YFP), this young breed of farmers will train with Japanese farmers on different agricultural technologies for one month. They are expected to learn the Japanese practices and techniques on rice, fruit, swine, and poultry production and apply these to their farms upon return.
BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte—Farmers can now avail themselves of digital micro-financing services through the Accelerated Growth and Rural Inclusion (AGRI) platform of FINTQnologies Corp. (FINTQ).
AGRI is the latest feature of FINTQ’s KasamaKA initiative, a grassroots-based, bottom-up, and multi-sectoral social advocacy program for inclusive growth. This platform aims to provide small farmers and fishers easier access to affordable financing to help increase their productivity and expand their connections to markets.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—A few years ago, 51-year-old Henry Cheock started a small pig-raising business, but had to give it up later on because he had little knowledge about the technologies used and the industry considerations.
Now, Cheock is planning to try it again. This time, with a little help from the experts from the Agricultural Training Institute-International Training Center on Pig Husbandry (ATI-ITCPH).
In a special free seminar held by the ATI, Cheock and 15 other pig husbandry enthusiasts learned the basics of swine business planning.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—“You can make money even at home,” Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for Administration and Finance Francisco Villano, Jr. said as he spoke to a group of personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
In a special seminar held for around 35 fire protection officers, Villano stressed the importance of developing one’s financial literacy as this will help ensure the future of one’s children and family.