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The Master in Public Management major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) is an 18-month scholarship program that seeks to foster the rural development initiatives in the Philippines. The program scholars are permanent employees from three major rural development-oriented government agencies namely: Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Department of Agriculture (DA). Scholars are purposefully selected to stand as informed development managers who will help in decision-making for an efficient implementation of countryside development.
Figuratively, comparing a farmer’s success with a caterpillar’s transformation, the book “MORPHOSES: ATI’s Treasury of Inspiring Stories” introduces readers into the lives and successes of farmers and extension workers from the different places in the Philippines. These stories speak of what the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) stands for – transforming lives through quality extension services.
Research shows that 70% of the world consumes Arabica Coffee, which is known for its mild taste and aroma. Hence, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) and Benguet State University (BSU) came up with a book on various organically-grown Arabica coffee cultivars that are best planted in Benguet and could be sold at reasonable prices.
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (PCAARRD-DOST) recently reprinted its “The Philippine Recommends for Goat Farming” with updated information and data on goat production and the industry. It generally aims to provide relevant information on various goat-raising aspects.