Consultative workshop held to formulate plans for 2021

ATI Davao Organic Agriculture Program Focal Person, Louie Benedict C.
Gulfan (standing) presents to the participants the approved trainings and
other interventions under OA next year.

To formulate strategic plans for the Agriculture and Fishery Extension (AFE) programs and activities for the year 2021, the Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center XI (ATI-RTC XI) conducted a mass Stakeholders Consultation Workshop for Trainings and other Agricultural Extension Activities for Organic Agriculture Program, Corn Program, Regular Program, 4H Program, and Rural Based Organization Program at D’ Leonor Inland Resort and Adventure Park, Buhangin, Davao City on September 17-20, 2019.

The 4-day activity aimed to collect and consolidate proposals for training and other extension activities to come up with synchronized plans that will address the farmers and fisherfolks’ appropriate needs.

It was participated by some 115 commodity focal persons from Provincial Local Government Units (PLGU), Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU), partner agencies and other stakeholders across the region.

During the workshop, representatives of their provinces identified the top five priority training and activities for each commodity, highlighting extension interventions involving processing and value-adding in accordance with Sec. Dr. William Dar’s “new thinking” approach for agricultural development.

The submitted list of training and other intervention will be the basis of the final crafting of plans for the next two years.

Meanwhile, ATI also presented the 2019 accomplishments to provide feedback on this year’s implementation of programs. Further, ATI focal persons of each commodity presented the approved proposed training and activities for 2020.

The consultative workshop is a yearly activity of the Institute to solicit training proposals from the stakeholders to ensure harmonized implementation of extension programs that will promote and accelerate agricultural development.