RAFEN-7 in pushing forward the integral training and extension plans for 2017
Coming up with an organized, harmonized, and effective extension delivery system has been a challenging task for Region-7.
ATI has collaboratively been working with the prime movers of the agricultural development in our region especially in pushing forward the integral extension plans.
Thus, the 1st Quarterly Meeting of the Regional Agriculture and Fishery Extension Network (RAFEN)-7 was held on February 23, 2016 at the Civil Service Regional Office-7, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.
Highlights of the said activity include the presentation of 2017 lined-up training & extension activities per agency; and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The MOU is between the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the local partners in Region 7: the Local Government Units (LGUs); the Department of Agriculture(DA) and attached agencies; State Universities and Colleges (SUCs); National Government Agencies (NGAs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Private Sectors. Each of these groups indicated their willingness to work with the ATI to address the unique and varied concerns.
Meanwhile, among the twelve (12) partner agencies who presented their training and extension activities were; ATI-7 by Dr. Carolyn May O. Daquio; PhilFIDA-7 by Director Benjamin S. Gomo; DAR-7 by Ferdinand Yu; DA-RFO 7 by Merilyn S. Talagon; DENR-7 by SterremaeL. Allego; NDA-7 by Monina Mangubat; PCIC-7 by Alberto Divinigraci; BFAR-7 by Edgar B. Delfin; FPA-7 by Noel Negre; CDA-7 by Mario Limbaga; Siquijor State College (SSC) by Dr.Expedita Duran and the Bohol Island State University (BISU) by Professor Marietta Macalolot.
Indeed, the presentations open up a lot of learnings and opportunities. It also became an avenue to materialize extension interventions and other extension-related services. Each agencies has prepared a unique strategies and innovations to address the challenge in strengthening the extension delivery system in the region.