Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:39pm

Region 8 has continuously geared up its efforts towards food sufficiency to compete with other regions in the country. Its focus is to make sure that the food supplied is safe, healthy, and chemical free. This can be made possible through organic agriculture (OA).

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:04am

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 stakeholders. With these changes, trained stakeholders have to be updated. Thus, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) designed the RCM Refresher Training.

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:00am

Indigenous People (IP) are known to thrive in livelihoods indicative of their closeness to nature. Handicraft making is one of the livelihoods aside from agriculture. The Mamanwa of St. Bernard, Southern Leyte is one of the tribes who often use rattan and bamboo as their materials in handicraft making. However, abaca is a new material for them.

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 8:42am

"Organize your ideas to convince others."

This is the core of the training course "How to get key decision makers to say yes to your project ideas" on July 18-20, 2017 at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City that TCS I Hazel Grace T. Taganas participated.

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 5:30pm

From the Garden to the Kitchen is one of the effective extension strategies of the RTC8 that encourages women in the households to locally produce food for their families. A successful pilot area is located in Rosario, Northern Samar where women are able to improve their children’s nutritional status thru backyard gardening.

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:13am

Corn ranks next to rice as a staple crop in the Philippines. It is a source of subsistence and livelihood for many poor farmers in the country. It is a crop with versatile uses such as human food, animal feeds, and basic raw material to thousands of industrial products like oil, starch, beverages, textile, and paper. With its increasing demand as raw material for food by-products, food borne...