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Farmers' Field School


ATI 8 enhances OA trainers competencies

VSU, Baybay City, Leyte. Aiming to develop pool of facilitators who will take the lead in advancing organic farming practices both in the urban and rural areas and in rallying for support to organic food products in Eastern Visayas, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 8 invited 30 agricultural extension workers and farmer-cooperators in the 5-day training dubbed “Exploring OA Practices: Enhancing Trainers Competencies” last February 2-6, 2015.

ATI 8 conducts IRPEP assessment

VSU, Baybay City.  The VSU-based ATI-RTC 8 conducted the Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Program (IRPEP) Farmers Field School (FFS) Assessment and Planning Workshop on November 6-8, 2012.  The activity was participated in by 28 FFS facilitators from the provinces of Leyte, Samar and Northern Samar.

Project Officer Dalmacio Pajanustan provided the overall status of the IRPEP FFS implementation in the region focusing on the accomplishments and challenges.  The participants also shared their individual reports in the conduct of the FFS in their municipalities.

30 finish FFS on jackfruit production

After five months of continuously attending the Farmer Field School (FFS) Season Long Training on Jackfruit Production, from September 2011 to February 2012, thirty residents of Javier, Leyte marched for their graduation exercises and field day. The graduates were 19 farmers, 10 local government unit personnel and a lone teacher.

25 Graduate in Off-Season Vege Production

Twenty-five (25) farmers, housewives and out-of-school youths of barangays San Miguel and San Julian in Eastern Samar received their certificates of participation in the Season-Long Farmers Field School (FFS) on Off-Season Vegetable Production on December 17, 2010.  The four-month FFS started in July, 2010 in partnership with the local government units and provincial government of Eastern Samar.

Another season-long TOT starts

With the effort to regain self sufficiency in rice production, the Agricultural Training Institute in Region 8 started another Season-Long Training of Trainers on PalayCheck System.  There are 28 agricultural extension workers who are into this year's Training of Trainers which commenced on August 23 and will end on December 10, 2010. 

Rising from Rice

Hitting 1st the rice production mark of 200 cavans per hectare is something when it is in the island of Samar.

Samar province is included in the club 20, a listing of the poor provinces in the country.  The reasons are many.  One of which is low production.  But Mr. Alipio P. Sabusap, Jr. who is from Sta.Rita, Samar showed to his people that they can graduate from the club.

Season-Long TOT on PalayCheck System for AEWs

Below are the schedules of the topics/activities for the Season-Long Training of Trainers on the PalayCheck System. Schedules are subject to change without prior notification.

Updating session for Palaycheck FFS

To ensure that proper application of the PalayCheck System in the next cropping season, the DA-ATI 8 conducted updating session to patch holes in the way the System is being applied and to clarify issues and concerns on its implementation.

Eastern Samar Farmers Train In Vegetable Production

The rising cost of vegetables became a wake-up call for subsistence farmers to engage in vegetable production aside from focusing on rice alone.  It also jolted others to improve production technology for higher vegetable yield.

Updating Sessions for the PalayCheck Farmers' Field School

The PalayCheck System is one good technique at ensuring that all technologies are being followed by farmers at the various stages of rice production.  Experiences have proven that farmers who completely followed the System got better yield than those who did not. 

The System had been tried in past cropping seasons.  While it helped, there is still so much room from growth, especially if and when the System are thoroughly followed.

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