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Climate Smart Agriculture and Organic Production pushed in Lemery, Iloilo

Climate Smart Agriculture and Organic Production pushed in Lemery, Iloilo

 
Lemery, Iloilo -- Some 35 farmer leaders, barangay officials, and extension workers completed the training on Organic Production cum Climate Smart Agriculture provided by the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center VI (ATI RTC 6) last February 14-16, 2017 at Barangay Poblacion South East.
 
Particularly, the training aimed to enhance the farmers’ skills, knowledge, and attitude in organic agriculture and animal production. High caliber speakers were invited including former National Organic Agriculture board member and practitioner Mr. Rey Pedroso and his wife and co-instructor Mrs. Omega Pedroso, former ATI RTC 6 Center Director Dr. Allan Alimodian, ATI RTC 6 Development Management Officer Mr.Vianney Ojerio, and Training Specialist Mr. Victorio de Joseph, Jr.
 
The main highlight of the activity was Mr. De Joseph's presentation on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies, an offshoot of his learning during his travel to Vietnam where CSA was successfully implemented. Participants were trained through lectures, workshops, and hands-on demonstrations.
 
With the support of LGU Lemery, the participants under the farmers' associations have initiated a visit to Mr. Pedroso’s farm at Sariri, Badiangan, Iloilo. AMI Farms is also one of the Agricultural Training Institute's Schools for Practical Agriculture wherein the farmer owner serves as a community teacher or certified trainer with their farms as demonstration sites.
 
By the end of the training, the participants are expected to share what they have learned to their respective associations. “Kita ang ginpadala diri kay kabalo sila sa association nga kita ang ma-reecho sa aton mga miyembro,” Bankal Farmers’ Association member Eugenio Dable said during the giving of impressions, “Mas makabarato kita sa organic kay mas makatipid kita sa feeds nga pwede naton mahimo gamit ang ara lang sa palibot ta. Iencourage ta gid natun ang mga mga tawo sa barangay kay although dugay na ang Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, natamad ang mga tawo mag-organic kay kulang lang sa training kag kaalam.” //ATIRTC6/CDMS/VTO