ORMOC CITY, Leyte - Rice mechanization is one of the components of Republic Act No. 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law. It is very helpful to farmers in terms of timeliness of operation, maximized production potential, increase in crop intensity, and the prevention of farm loss.
Baybay City, Leyte –September is celebrated as the Civil Service Month in the Philippines with this year 2020 as the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary. ATI RTC 8 celebrates the occasion highlighting the importance of health and wellness as a means to boost immunity and fight Co-Vid 19.
Baybay City, Leyte – “I still use an old keypad mobile phone until now”, reveals Eliseo Ilocando, a 70-year old farmer from Baybay City, Leyte. Along with 9 other senior farmers, Mr. Ilocando braved the 1-day Digital Farmers Program 101 (DFP 101) to learn about digital farming.
Jiabong, Samar - Corn is one of the Philippines’ most important crops. It not only provides food and nutrition to its consumers but it also contributes a lot to the livelihood of most Filipino farmers. However, corn is mainly used for its kernels but this doesn’t mean that some of its parts cannot be utilized. Corn husks are usually considered as farm waste.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte – Quarantine time made it easier for more people to invest in agriculture. Be it getting more green for the homes or planning ahead for the family’s consumption with backyard gardening. Indeed, agriculture became an outlet to relieve stress, a means of exercise for some, while others take it mainly to produce fresh and nutritious food.
ST. BERNARD, So. Leyte - The ATI RTC 8 in collaboration with Bendicar Farm Agro Eco Tourism and LGU Saint Bernard through the Office of Municipal Agriculture conducted the Seminar on Organic Vegetable Production with Extension Support at Brgy. Panian, Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte on August 18, 2020. Fifteen (15) 4-H Club members and young farmers attended the activity.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte - The Rice Crop Manager has been helping farmers get personalized nutrient and crop management recommendations based on their site-specific rice-growing conditions. Recent research has proved RCM to be effective as it has increased rice production yield and ultimately, farmer’s income.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte –Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) has a very important role in delivering excellent extension service to the clientele. Of which, they are also expected to have a good understanding on agricultural biotechnology and how products are regulated to answer issues and concerns.
MERIDA, Leyte – Despite the on-going pandemic, ATI-RTC 8 still makes sure to provide its clients with the necessary services they need especially in the area of agriculture. Another cropping season for rice is about to begin.