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...

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, 03/17/2017 - 1:33pm

Extension service providers such as the Southern Pacific Integrated Area Development Incorporated (SPIADFI), are tapped by ATI to conduct trainings that benefit mostly its neighbouring communities. This allows them to evaluate the needs of their target beneficiaries.