2017

  1. 07/25/2017 - 11:04am
    DA-RFO 8 & ATI-RTC 8 conducted RCM refresher courses
    Rice Crop Manager (RCM) is a very dynamic and ever-expanding ICT tool in rice farming. For the past year, RCM has been upgraded with functionalities and additional apps to be more helpful to...
  2. 06/30/2017 - 8:27am
    ATI 8 conducts last batch of RCM Roll-out for 2017
    This year, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 8 (ATI-RTC 8) has been conducting a series of RCM roll-out trainings for AEWs to capacitate them in the basic knowledge on the...
  3. 06/30/2017 - 3:55am
    RTC 8 supports S. Leyte’s ASI program
    ATI-RTC 8 collaborated with the Provincial Government of Southern Leyte in their Agricultural Sustainability (ASI) program as spearheaded by the Office of the Provincial Agriculture (OPA)....
  4. 06/26/2017 - 2:44pm
    AEWs learn CSFBS on HVC
    Increase in production and profitability in agriculture can be achieved if issues on climate change can be addressed. A resilient farmscape ensures food security and sufficiency in the country.
  5. 06/23/2017 - 3:28pm
    RTC 8's Tide Turner staff
    They execute artistic ideas, hence we give them the Tide Turner award for being innovative and creative. This cultivated a culture of innovation and creativity that goes beyond the boundaries of the...
  6. 06/23/2017 - 1:51pm
    Southern Leyte farmers equipped on Cacao Processing thru GMP
    In the early 1980s, Southern Leyte was known to have a lucrative cacao industry. However,  pests, such as the cacao pod borer, weakened the industry  since farmers burned and cut affected...
  7. 06/13/2017 - 1:36pm
    Basey Farmers’ Organization Merge in Preparation for Certification
    The Internal Control System is a very important factor aiding to the certification of an organization. For farmers, group certification facilitates the access of smallholders to organic certification...
  8. 06/09/2017 - 9:43am
    VSU students pass NC III on Agricultural Crop Production
    Throughout its existence, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has been equipping its constituents with science-based knowledge and skills in different areas in agriculture. The Institute aims...
  9. 06/07/2017 - 3:00pm
    Taking chances to Learn and Lead the Tier 2
    Evaluation of the on-going Tier 2 activities revealed the need to conduct at least another training –the last batch for Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs), so more municipalities can be part...
  10. 06/05/2017 - 11:50am
    RTC 8 keeps stress at bay
    Stress is a daily hassle. There is no way around it, over it, or under it. One only has to acknowledge it exists and gain habits of decluttering so stress does not take over one’s life. Taking steps...
  11. 05/31/2017 - 5:00pm
    Gawad Saka recognizes Bendicar Gerona on Integrated Rice Farming
    In celebration of the Farmer’s and Fisherfolk’s month this May, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 8 (DA-RFO 8) prepared various activities to emphasize the role...
  12. 05/31/2017 - 2:54am
    Adding Value to Limasawa's Seafood Products
        Being a 6th municipality, the island municipality of Limasawa, Southern Leyte has seafood processors relying on sun drying of squid as their only value adding technique used. Different...
  13. 05/25/2017 - 3:06pm
    Zumarraga formally launched its FITS Center
    The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Zumarraga, Samar through its Municipal Agriculture Office formally launched the Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center on May 22, 2017. The...
  14. 05/23/2017 - 10:44am
    E. Samar trains on Good Practices in Cassava Production
    Cassava is a supplemental source of carbohydrates and a good source of cash income and raw materials for processed products for rural and urban consumption. There are 48 cassava varieties registered...
  15. 05/23/2017 - 9:07am
    E. Samar learns GMP on Cassava
    Cassava is considered as the fourth most important crop in developing countries. As a substitute for rice among marginal farmers, it can be consumed in different forms. However, one of the food...
  16. 05/22/2017 - 1:55pm
    Spicing up Samar ginger production thru GMP
    For most crops, processing is one way of value adding and preventing these crops from going to waste. For ginger, household farmers process them into “Salabat”, or ginger tea. Even ginger...
  17. 05/19/2017 - 3:00pm
    Picking opportunities for value-added edible mushrooms
    Mushroom production is uncommon for Region 8 farmers.  Edible varieties can be picked in the wild, but not many take the risk to munch on every mushroom that can be found. As of late, value-...
  18. 05/19/2017 - 3:50am
    SOFAOC gears up for certification
    They attended the ICS training at ATI-RTC 8. They have started implementing the system. Now, they have come to put in black and white the system that will make possible their association’s...
  19. 05/16/2017 - 4:00pm
    Region 8 gets new wave of goat technicians thru ToT
    Goat industry performance report dated May 2016 reveals that Eastern Visayas goat inventory declined since 2013 for backyard and commercial farms from 53,632 mT to 34,514 mT in January 2016. Further...
  20. 05/11/2017 - 4:47pm
    New ways of Banana Processing for Samar Farmers
    Banana, locally known as “saging”, is considered as one of the important food sources in the Philippines. It is commonly grown as a backyard crop by farmers both as source of food and...