OA practitioners conferred by TESDA with NCII certification

OA practitioners conferred by TESDA with NCII certification
Majayjay, Laguna - In view of providing continuous capacity enhancement to implementers of organic agriculture program in the region, the Agricultural Training Institute – Region IV-A conducted the Organic Agriculture Competency Training and Assessment at Costales Nature Farms, Brgy. Gagalot, Majayjay, Laguna. The training aims to enhance the technical capability and competencies of agricultural extension workers and ATI- Learning Site cooperators and partners by acquiring National Certificate (NCII) on Organic Agriculture Production (OAP).    
 
Activities comprised lectures carried out by the President and CEO of Costales Nature Farms, Mr. Reden Mark Costales and hands-on in the fields of Organic Chicken, Organic Vegetable and Fertilizer Production and Organic Concoction/Extracts dubbed as core competencies and Organic Hog Production as elective competency. Various farming operations were done including harvesting, land preparation, seed sowing, preparation of different concoctions, feeding of hogs and chicken. TESDA representatives conducted the assessment on May 19, 2017.  All the participants passed the assessment and was conferred Competent by TESDA representative in the field of Organic Agriculture Production.  
 
A total of 25 committed, energetic and dedicated agricultural extension workers, Learning Site cooperators and ATI’s partners took part of the activity which was held on May 16-19, 2017.