Twenty FITS and counting

OIC Reynaldo A. Beduya, during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the launching of FITS Center in Kumalarang, ZDS last December 22.

Continuing the efforts in sustaining the Techno Gabay Program (TGP) of the Agricultural Training Institute, the Regional Training Center of Zamboanga Peninsula has been encouraging Local Government Units (LGU) to submit letter of intent and other basic requirements for Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Centers establishment.

After the transfer of the TGP from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARD), finally another set of FITS centers were successfully launched.

Adding to the 17 Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center in the region, three FITS Centers were successfully established last December 2016. The three centers were respectively launched in Dapitan City on December 19, and municipalities of San Miguel and Kumalarang in Zamboanga del Sur on December 22.

The FITS Center as one of the modalities under Techno Gabay Program, serves as a one-stop shop made possible for farmers, fishers, students and other partners that can provide fast access information and technologies in agriculture, fisheries and other social technology.