ATI @34 LEADS in Mobilizing & Empowering Partners & Communities Towards One DA is our theme for this anniversary. In Western Visayas, a double cup cake symbolizes the historic “salakot” as a payment for the purchase of Panay Island where RTC-6 is located now.
COVID-19 pandemic surfaces most of the first semester of 2020. The Department of Agriculture (DA) launches the “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program and “Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Laban sa COVID-19” that aim to increase the level of food availability of the agricultural commodities specifically vegetables while facing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adapting to the “new normal” is a recurring phrase when the pandemic broke out in the country. The conduct of seminars and training; and provision of after-training support and Information, Education, and Communication materials are executed while observing necessary health protocols. Hence, this issue reveals the agricultural extension in the new normal.
The last semester of 2019 revolves around the approval of R.A. 11203 known as the Rice Tarrification Law (RTL) and the implementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). The four components of the RCEF such as Mechanization, Seeds, Credit, and Extension are the highlights of this issue.
For the first semester of 2019, the shades of maroon took over the Center’s major programs. We are giving value to high value crops such as onion and garlic as they are seen as the next boosters of Philippines’ agricultural industry.
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Sustainability in Agriculture and Fisheries can be achieved by empowering the marginalized sectors. With perseverance and dedication, rise a vibrant and progressive community that can cope with the challenges of time. The triangular shapes can be likened to the mountains where all the goodness of nature is found that bestows us the energy to live.