Scaling-Up Innovations

"Sa Masigasig na inobasyon: Tao't Bansa'y Susulong"

This program provides for the development of new extension modalities, methodologies, and approaches that are fit to the changing extension contexts. After proven effective through piloting, these institutionalized and become regular extension interventions that fall under other Thematic Programs.

Extension Programs and Innovative Extension Modalities are the following:

  • Learing Sites (LS) - This are existing established farms operating successfully and therefore worthy of emulation. It is consist of the farmer and his farm. The owner/s developed their farms on their own; they conducted researches and experiments, did marketing analysis and trails to perfect their farm enterprise. These farms can become learning sites (LS) in partnership with the ATI after a thorough evaluation and acceptance of responsibility by the farmer-owner. The purpose of the LS is to serve as models or examples to show that agriculture is a viable enterprise, employing good agricultural practices and workable farming strategies. These shall also serve as
    • training venues for practical and hand-on learning for immediate use;
    • practicum areas to complement classroom learning;
    • field visits areas for otehr farmers, training participants and others interested in agriculture; and
    • On-the-job Training (OJT) site for the students of the ladderized course in agricultural entreprenership.

At present, there are 35 Learning Sites in the region which are the following:

1. Garden of Life OA Farm (Organic Highland Veg and Herbs) in Pinsao,Baguio City

2. VnL OA Farm (Organic Highland Veg) in Palina,Taloy Sur, Tuba, Benguet

3. Natures Garden OA Farm (Organic Highland Veg) in Shilan, La Trinidad, Benguet

4. Apunan Organic Farm (Organic Highland Veg) in Ambassador, Tublay, Benguet

5. AAU Organic Farm (Organic Highland Veg) in Ambiong-Lubas Road, La Trinidad, Benguet

6. Masters Garden OA Farm (Organic Highland Veg) in Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet

7. ATI-CAR OA Learning Site (Organic Highland Veg) in ATI-CAR, BSU Compd., La Trinidad, Benguet

8. Os-os Organic Farm (Integrated Organic Farm Farm with Processing) in Poblacion, Kiangan, Ifugao

9. Salvino's Organic Farm (Organic Highland Veg) in Taba-ao, Loo, Buguias, Benguet

10. LGU-Tublay Integrated OA Farm (Organic Highland Veg) in Tublay, Benguet

11. Aquilina Saguilot OA Farm (Orgnic Highland Veg) in Nayon, Lamut, Ifugao

12. Jose Sta. Maria's OA Farm (Integrated Organic Farm) in Lappa, Lusuac, Peñarrubia, Abra

13. Gamino Integrated OA Farm (Integrated OA Farm) in Sto. Doming, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao

14. Layog Country Farm (Integrated OA Farm) in Kayan West, Tadian, Mt. Province

15. OLA Farm (Organic Arabica Coffee) in Aguid, Sagada, Mt. Province

16. Bilagot Integrated Farm (Integrated Banana-Rootcrops) in Ubao, Aguinaldo, Ifugao

17. Justo Organic Farm (Organic Taro) in Dalupirip, Itogon, Benguet

18. Clemencia Rice-Based Integrated Farm in Tabuk City

19. Cojoran Farm (GAP on Cucumber, Lettuce, Soya, Tomato and Bittergourd) in Daclan, Tublay, Benguet

20. Shavcers Farm (GAP on Fruits) in Bantay, Tabuk City

21. Buguias Savers Farm (GAP on Highland Veg) in Abatan, Buguias, Benguet

22. Green Valley Farm (Mango) in Macutay, Rizal, Kalinga

23. Strawberry Under the Pine Tree Farm (GAP Fruits) in Timoy, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet

24. La Faustino Farm (GAP on Highland Veg) in Ambassador, Tublay, Benguet

25. Albert Langbayan Farm (GAP Fruits) in Ambasing, Sagada, Mt. Province

26. Ivan Baguilat Farm (GAP Fruits) in Payawan, Lamut, Ifugao

27. EL XARIS Farm (OA on Fruits) in Malama, Conner, Apayao

28. Riseline Crisologo Farm (GAP on Lowland Veg) - Imelda, Pudtol, Apayao

29. Revelyn Duldulao's Farm  (GAP on Rice) - poblacion, Luna, Apayao

30. Sevillejas Farm (GAP on Dragon Fruit) - Danglas, Abra

31. Supnet's Farm (GAP on Lowland Veg) - Pidigan, Abra

32. Bongat's Farm (GAP on Mango) - Alfonso Lista, Ifugao

33. Balawa HPF Pig Farm (GAHAP-Swine) - Balawa, Tadian, Mt. Province

34. Dagwat Savers (GAP on Highland Veg) - Lamagan, Abatan, Buguias, Benguet

35. Irenio Ortega Farm (GAP on Fruits) - Karikitan, Conner, Apayao 

  • Schools for Practical Agriculture (SPAs). These are Learning Sites further developed to become the "school" for hands-on training and farmer-owner shall be developed to become the "teacher" and community extension worker doing training and extension work for other farmers to further enhance their farming knwoledge and skills as well as for those intending to go into farming. There are three SPAs in the region which are the following:
    1. Lily of the Valley (Organic Agriculture) - Ampasit, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet
    2. Cosmic Farm (OA on Highland Veg) - Caban, Beckel, La Trinidad, Benguet
    3. Camats Farm (Organic Agriculture) - Poblacion West, Lamut, Ifugao
  • Farm Tourism Sites (FTS). 
    1. Lily of the Valley Farm Tourism Site on Organic Agriculture, Ampasit, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet

Part of these program are Enhanced Farmers Field School (Climate Field School, Farm Business School, Climate Smart Farm business School) and Phased Training Programs