The Agricultural Training Institute in Central Luzon (ATI-CL) spearheaded the consultation workshop for the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) Stakeholders in Central Luzon on March 11-13, 2020 in Dinalupihan, Bataan.
Participated by the partner agencies in the region, the activity aimed to assess and evaluate the existing collaborative extension projects of the regional center and come up with updated accomplishment report and plan of activities for year 2020 and the remaining years of the implementation.
Thelma Lugo, a farmer, shared that through the activity, she has witnessed how the projects were well-thought of and how they were initiated. “Bilang isang farmer, nakita ko po ang pagsisikap ng mga kawani ng gobyerno na pumunta sa aming lugar kahit napakalayo at ang daming tatawiring bundok, pero hindi kayo napapagod na ibahagi sa amin ng inyong kaalaman na mag-aangat sa aming kabuhayan. Taos puso po akong nagpapasalamat," she added.
The existing extension projects are under the Central Luzon Agriculture and Fishery Extension Network-Stakeholders Initiative Towards Collaborative Action Projects (CLAFEN-SICAP). The Department of Agriculture (DA), through ATI-CL, spearheaded the implementation of these extension programs that would alleviate the production as well as the income of the farmers. (JNidua)