Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:00pm

The Agricultural Training Institute is one of the implementers of the Sikat Saka program briefing. In a one-day activity, focal persons of the participating agencies aim to orient the prospective Sikat Saka borrower on the guidelines and processes involved to avail of the loan program, and enhance the capabilities in managing their finances effectively such as using loans as indicated in their...

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:00pm

Climate Smart Farm Business School is one of the training programs that encourage its participants to treat farming as a business concept. The training in 2016 produced graduates from the selected Office of the Municipal Agriculture Offices in the region. As such, these graduates had the chance to share their knowledge and learnings to other stakeholders in their municipality.

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:54am

There are many areas in Region 8 suitable for cut flower production. However, few municipalities, such as Ormoc, are producing cut flower. Only 25% of the total cut flowers needed in the local market come from Ormoc and the rest is sourced from Cebu and Baguio. It is therefore necessary that suitable new areas in the region should also venture into cut flower production to fill this supply gap...

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:00pm

Food sufficiency remains a continuing challenge for our government since the 1980s, with our country importing rice to augment domestic production. Programs of the Department of Agriculture aims to achieve food security for the whole country, and a major factor to achieve this is a sustainable and efficient rice production system.

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:37am

Gone are the days when famers rely only on one crop or livestock in their farm. Recent demand for sufficient and healthy food supply on every Filipino family’s table call for changes in the farming systems applied by farmers in the country. Integrated Diversified Organic Farming System (IDOFS), in particular, is the practice of producing a variety of crops or animals or inland fisheries...

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:27pm

Since the ASEAN Economic Integration, the call for competitive products and services has intensified especially in their sanitary and phyto-sanitary requirements. In 2006, the ASEAN Good Agricultural Practice (ASEAN GAP) for fresh fruits and vegetables was adopted to serve as a standard for the production, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and packaging of fruits and vegetables.