Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:33pm

Food sufficiency remains a continuing challenge for our government since the 1980s, with our country importing rice to augment domestic production. One major factor in achieving food security is a sustainable and efficient rice production system. Hybrid rice technology is a key strategy for increasing rice production and achieving food security and rice self-sufficiency. However, hybrid rice...

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:14am

Being one of the implementers of the Sikat-Saka program briefing, the Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center 8 together with other  DA - attached agencies, once again oriented prospect borrowers on the guidelines and processes involved in availing of the loan program as well as capability building that would enhance their financial management skills based on their...

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:35am

Corn is second to rice as the most important crop in the Philippines. It is an important substitute staple in periods of rice shortage and a primary source of animal feeds and raw material in processing industries. With the threat of climate change, corn production is at risk as climate change has already significantly impacted agriculture (Lobell et al., 2011) and is expected to further...

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:00pm

Agricultural Training Institute is one of the implementers of the Rice Crop Manager roll-out program. This aims to train the agricultural technologists in using the RCM application and interview rice farmers in their respective municipalities. Interviewed farmers will be included in the roster of clients to be given recommendation by the regional RCM call agent.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:00pm

Technical briefings on hybrid rice production continues  in Almeria, Leyte. Fifty-two (52) rice farmers attended the activity  held on March 7, 2017 and learned about the recommended techniques in growing hybrid rice, and explain the advantages of hybrid rice vs. inbred including its cost and return analysis.

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:10pm

In agriculture, a woman's worth can never be underestimated. Women have long proven that they can stand alongside their male counterparts and do back-breaking work in the field.