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.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte—Visayas State University Director for Extension Efren Saz urged officers and members of the 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association of the Philippines (4H-VLAP) to maximize the opportunities they have to champion the needs and potentials of the rural youth.
“You can make your organization a formal organization and enter partnerships with government agencies and entities. You can even become an accredited agricultural extension service,” Saz told the participants of the National Training on Organizational Management for 4-H VLAP.
PHILIPPINES—With the continued partnership between the Philippines and Thailand in empowering rural women to sustain agricultural growth, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) hosted a learning activity for Thai women farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs this year.
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—Recognizing the important role of family farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) spearheaded the first National Farm Family Congress.
With the theme “The Role of Family Farming in Meeting the Food Security Challenge”, the congress served as a way to further promote family farming as farmers and their families shared their stories on their journey to becoming farmer leaders and agricultural entrepreneurs.