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Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:49am

As one of the implementers of the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) program, the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 8 in collaboration with DA-RFO 8 rolls out RCM to extension workers from municipalities in Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, and Samar. RCM is a service that enables irrigated and lowland rice farmers in the Philippines with a crop and nutrient management...

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:29pm

The changing environment poses a threat to food production. Without a stable seed supply, farmers will not be able to plant crops hence affecting the already dwindling food supply for an ever-increasing populace. Members of the community, especially farmers, have big roles when it comes to community seed banking. As such, farmers and Agricultural technicians need to gain knowledge and skills...

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:52am

No one knows the community better than its people. For the government to implement programs that actually work, they need an approach that incorporates local views with that of the experts. This way, most, if not all, dimensions of risks, vulnerabilities, and capacities are easily taken into consideration.
 

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:14am

The Rootcrop Cookfest was one of the attractions during the 40th Founding Anniversary  of the Philippine Rootcrops Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) in the Visayas State University on March 20-21, 2017.
 

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...