Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:47pm

Banana, locally known as “saging”, is considered as one of the important food sources in the Philippines. It is commonly grown as a backyard crop by farmers both as source of food and income. Since the crop is suited for processing because of its high starch content, value adding and processing of banana are important industries to maximize banana utilization in the country....

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:00pm

ATI-RTC 8 continues to train the agricultural extension workers (AEW) for the Batches 2 and 3 of the Tier 2 or “Increasing Agricultural Productivity Towards Food Security and Poverty Alleviation: Extension Support to the 22 Provinces with High Poverty Incidence” program. The current batch of trainees are AEWs from Leyte and Eastern Samar provinces who have vital roles in the...

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:24am

True to its mandate, ATI-RTC 8 continues to spread the good word on organic agriculture (OA). In Region 8, it conducts trainings on OA farming for its stakeholders. Organic farming is a technique which involves the cultivation of plants and rearing of animals in natural ways. It involves the use of biological materials, avoiding synthetic substances to maintain fertility and ecological...

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:00pm

The Agricultural Training Institute thru the request of the City Agriculture Office - Ormoc, assisted a training on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on pineapple production and processing with participants from Mont Manna Fruits, Incorporated (MMFInc).

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:22am

Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center 8, represented by Dr. Vilma M. Patindol, along with other attached agencies and bureaus of the Department of Agriculture in Region 8 joined in celebrating Proclamation No. 33, dated May 1989 declaring the month of May as the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month.

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 8:17am

Reaching out to rice farmers from Northern and Eastern Samar provinces, the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center 8 conducted Batch 4 of the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Use and Operations Roll-out training for Agricultural Extension Workers from these areas.