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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.
 
 

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:54am

 
 
Being a 6th municipality, the island municipality of Limasawa, Southern Leyte has seafood processors relying on sun drying of squid as their only value adding technique used. Different fishes are in abundance in Limasawa. However, the flying fish, locally known as bangsi, and squid are particularly in great numbers, hence, household processors should continue to learn...

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:06pm

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Zumarraga, Samar through its Municipal Agriculture Office formally launched the Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center on May 22, 2017. The activity was graced by Hon. Emmanuel Verzosa, Vice Mayor of Zumarraga and Mr. Dennis Boyd R. Baltazar, Information Officer III of ATI-RTC VIII. Farmers and fisherfolks from nearby barangays witnessed...