LUZON, Philippines—A benchmarking activity gives the national officers of rural-based organizations (RBOs) a chance to unlearn and level up on their knowledge and determination to help improve agricultural productivity.
SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, Bulacan—In support to the government's thrust for rice sufficiency in the country, farmers and farmer technicians graduated from the recently held Training Course on the Production of High-quality Inbred Rice Seeds and Farm Mechanization.
MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija—With the growing need to ensure sustainable food production in the country, the Department of Agriculture (DA) works harder to further capacitate farmers and promote high-yielding technologies on farming.
I was given the opportunity to visit FITS (Farmers Information and Technology Service) centers and farms of our Magsasaka Siyentistas (MS) for the search for the best and the outstanding. I wasn't an evaluator but I forced myself to observe and to notice like someone examining the evidence.
My attention over the "small stuff" supplied me the insights why they are outrunning the rest.
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.