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Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:51pm

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 plants. Some however, maintained the healthy ones and processed them into beans.
 
The government has been campaigning for the revival of the cacao industry in the Philippines,...

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 1:36pm

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 and later to organic markets with other benefits.
 
ATI-RTC 8 continues to extend support to farmer organizations especially in the latter’s goal - organic certification....

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 9:43am

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 to produce competent extension workers that would aid in the empowerment of farmers in the country. However, the average age of farmers in the country is 52 years old. This points out the vital role...

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:00pm

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 of the program. Thus, RTC 8 held the last training for the last batch of Learn to Lead to catch up with the trained AEWs and level-off the expectations with the stakeholders. More specifically,...

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:50am

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 to tame the stressors in the daily office grind at ATI-RTC 8 and at home, the staff underwent collaborative learning thru Grace under Pressure: Taming your Stress on June 1-2, 2017 at...

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 5:00pm

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 of the agricultural sector and its stakeholders in the society. The celebration commenced on May 3, 2017 at the DA-RFO 8 Multi-purpose Hall.