ATI-RTC 8 staff joins panel of evaluators

 "Mastery spells the difference between confidence and apprehension". 
This was among the insights that Training Center Superintendent I Hazel Grace T. Taganas shared to the agricultural extension workers (AEW) of the local government units and the coconut development officers (CDO) of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in Southern Leyte during the Simulation Training on Coconut Farming as a Business on February 27 to March 1, 2017 at Kuting Reef, Macrohon, Southern Leyte.
The activity was organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to further strengthen the AEWs and CDOs presentation and facilitating skills as they coach and train coconut farmers in maximizing coconut farm profitability. Each participant presented his/her assigned topics from the Training Curriculum on Farming as Business which was jointly developed by PCA, ATI, Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards and GIZ within the framework of the Sustainable Certified Coconut Oil Production (SCNO) project.
The training curriculum consists of seven modules which includes topics about the SCNO project, coconut farming as business, farm business cycle, diagnosis and finding opportunities, and planning, implementing and evaluating farm business.
Media Production Specialist II Ermalinda B. Cayago of ATI-RTC 8 is among the contributors in the development of the SCNO project training curriculum. The project is implemented in the municipalities of Sogod, Bontoc and Tomas Oppus in Southern Leyte for Region VIII where in ATI-RTC 8 is one of the collaborators.