Borongan City, E. Samar – At a time when the world is grappled by the CoVid-19 pandemic, the government thru the Department of Agriculture addresses the need to Filipinos in the production of their own food. The Agriculture Training Institute and its network see to it that extension services are continuously provided.
Even as mobility within the region is limited, ATI RTC 8’s partners such as the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) of LGUs, learning sites (LS), Schools for practical Agriculture (SPA), and extension service providers (ESP) are tapped to conduct activities in their locale.
Recently, 15 housewives and residents of Poblacion, Borongan City in Eastern Samar gained knowledge and skills in organic vegetable production specifically container gardening. Enderio's Farm, a School for Practical Agriculture, led the Seminar on Organic Vegetable Production to create awareness among households about organic gardening for the continuous availability of food for the family. The participants received starter kits they can use to establish their own container gardens. Technical support will be provided as well. with the starter kits, each household can grow 7 different types of vegetables.
Three months after the training, a harvest festival will be held to celebrate the participants’ labor. This training is in line with the Department of Agriculture’s Plant Plant Plant Program to ensure food security for every household.
The Seminar on Organic Vegetable Production with extension support was conducted on June 8, 2020. June marks the start of the conduct of reprogrammed extension activities for ATI RTC 8.