ATI Supports Corn Farmers with Training and Farm Inputs

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The Agricultural Training Institute in Calabarzon conducted a “Barangay Level Corn-Based Farming System” training, in coordination with the City Agriculture Office.

Among the participants of the face to face training are 32 corn farmers from barangays in Calamba City, namely, Alto, Mayapa, Burol, and Mapagong. Three additional farmers attended through a virtual platform.

The training centered on discussions about corn based farming systems, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), business enterprises in corn farming and forming farmers’ organizations and marketing networks.

One of the participants, Simeon Peria who is new to the corn farmers’ group shares that he is grateful to be a part of the training.

“Salamat din at napasyal sila sa barangay namin upang kami ay mabiyayaan ng kaalaman sa pagmamaisan, record-keeping at marketing. Nabiyayaan pa kami ng corn seeds at abono, na hindi namin inaasahan,” he says.

Each participant received one (1) bag of yellow corn seeds and one (1) sack of Urea from ATI, as well as BIO-N from UPLB BIOTECH.

The training was held on October 3-4, 2020, with Mr. Daynon Kristoff Imperial of CDMS serving as Project Officer.

With reports from: Daynon Kristoff Imperial