RAFEN-7 in pushing forward the integral training and extension plans for 2017

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.

what our clients say...

“I am so blessed to have been a part of this training. As the memorandum has been circulated to our school; i had this feeling of uncertainty whether i will be able to produce the desired output because i had a zero knowledge on IEC production. Since, our school is one of the recipient of the adopt-a-school program and being the teacher in-charged; i did not hesitate to participate in this training because for me, this will help us in designing our advocacy materials especially that our school is among that will offer senior high school. With my participation, my expectation wasn't futile since ATI-RTC 7 equipped us not just on the material things that we need but on the knowledge and skills that we can apply. To ATI, thank you so much, more power and more collaborations from you. To my co-participants who are very supportive and very participative, until next time.”

-RUFFINA ARTIAGA, TLE Teacher (DepEd), Bohol | Wed, 08/12/2015