ATI XI to evaluate extension intervention results conducts RBME survey

Planning Officer II, Jerry C. Carpentero (in white shirt) and Agriculturist II,
Felson Jay V. Mahumot (in black shirt) face to face survey with farmers
to gather data for the RBME study.

A Result Based Monitoring Evaluation (RBME) survey was administered by the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC XI) through its Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMEU) from August to September this year.

The survey is part of the data collection process for the RBME system study of the Institute that aimed to determine the results of the extension interventions implemented in the Agriculture and Fisheries (AF) sector in the past three years.

The RBME is an in-house study of the ATI that will assess the outputs, outcomes, and impact of the delivered interventions to ensure its relevance and alignment to the goals of the AF sector of the country.

The study will reveal the real results of the interventions and will answer the questions "so what" how and why ATI is doing its day to day works.

The collected data will be utilized for organizational management and improvement in the provision of extension interventions in the future.

A total of 80 individuals comprising of farmers and Agriculture Extension Workers (AEWs) from all Local Government Unit (LGU) in Region XI were the selected respondents of the survey. The respondents were all previous recipients of ATI programs, trainings, and projects in the year 2017. ATI with the LGUs identified the respondents using a random sampling method.

PMEU, spearheaded by Planning Officer II, Jerry C. Carpentero, surveyed the respondents by an actual face-to-face interview with the use of a guided questionnaire.

The questions asked served as key indicators to measure the results of the interventions the respondents have obtained from ATI.

PMEU will analyze and interpret the data gathered quantitatively and qualitatively to ensure accurate conclusions.