Social Media for Social Good: Same Mission, New Approach

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – As new technological advances become more ingrained into society, industries are continually challenged. However, there’s still hope for agriculture to thrive even in this digital age.

Thanks to a team of journalists and social media experts from the local social news network, Rappler, five members of the newly formed Social Media Team of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), along with other multi-agency group of communicators, learned new strategies to champion the cause of farming and fishing industries in the social media.

FCC, e-Learning among ICT Information Tools Featured Among Rice Extension Intermediaries

MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija – There are two million farmers in the Philippines but only about 3,000 full-time rice extension workers serving the information and technology needs of these farmers. This clearly indicates a shortage of rice extension workers and as a result, lack of information on new technologies for farmers is prevalent.

Name Your Rice Extensionist Contest Deadline Extended

In its pursuit to develop a new breed of extension workers whose specialization is on rice production technologies, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) came up with a naming contest that will be referred to the new rice extensionists.

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