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Municipal-wide Agri-Pinoy Briefing and Teknoklinik
ATI-Caraga simultaneously conducted the Agri-Pinoy Briefings and Teknokliniks to the different municipalities throughout the region mainly to create awareness on the current DA programs anchored on the Agri-Pinoy framework. Over 200 farmers and Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) per site attended the series of briefings from May 17 - 31, 2011.
The sites were those in the 4th-6th class categories which include the municipalities of Santiago, Kitcharao and Jabonga of Agusan del Norte; San Luiz, Rosario and Veruela of Agusan del Sur; Alegria, Sta. Monica and Basilisa of Surigao del Norte/PDI; and, Carmen, San Agustin, and Lingig of Surigao del Sur.
The activity covered the presentation and discussion of agri-related information such us climate change and sustainable agriculture. The DA also presented the different banner programs on rice,corn, livestock/poultry and high value crops. While the line agencies discussed their development programs and how our farmers can avail such programs.
Leaflets and flyers on Climate Change, El Niño, IPM among others were also distributed. Moreover, video presentations on success stories and other techno-based documentaries were also shown to further increase farmers' awareness.
It also provided a venue for interaction of the National Government, LGUs, farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector which is termed "Pinoy Encounter or Ugnayan," this being one of the major components of Agri-Pinoy. Here, the farmers addressed their location-specific problems directly to concerned agencies and received feedbacks at hand. The Agri-Pinoy Briefing and Teknoklinik was conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute-Caraga in partnership with DA-Regional Field Unit, line agencies, NGOs,and the Provincial/Municipal LGUs.