A Training Induction Program (TIP) to reach Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita!
First in Zamboanga del Sur, under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), a kick-off for the Project 3 (Scholarship Program) under Extension Services Program (ESP) was a success.
The scholarship program under RCEF is spearheaded by the TESDA. To enroll in Modified Farmers Field School (FFS) on Modernized Production of High-Quality Inbred Rice and Seed Certification and Farm Mechanization, the scholars must be farmers, farmworkers listed in the RSBSA, members of Farmers’ Coops and Associations recognized by the Department of Agriculture and it is to be conducted in farm schools.
FFS on Modernized Production of High-Quality Inbred Rice and Seed Certification and Farm Mechanization will have 14 sessions/meetings that will train 20-25 farmers on the latest rice farming system. It is a group-based learning process that involves experiential learning, field observations, and group analysis. The said approaches will help the farmers improve their critical thinking skills in addressing the challenges in the agricultural sector in their respective localities particularly in rice production.
Saniel Integrated Farm Technological Business School Inc.(SIFTBSI), one of the ATI-RTC IX Accredited Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA) and a TESDA identified Farm School, conducted the Training Induction Program (TIP) to its five batches of FFS with a total of one hundred twenty-five (125) scholar and it was successfully launched last November 13, 2020. The scholars were farmers from the municipalities of Molave and Mahayag Zamboanga del Sur.
The activity was attended by ATI-RTC IX Director Ms. Alicia Rose D. Nebreja, TESDA IX Regional Director Mr. Dan M. Navarro, TESDA IX Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Director Engr. Alan T. Bacatan, DA Jessie D. Munda, Municipal Agriculturist Antipaz E. Colcol, Hon (Brgy. Captain), and Hon. Rogelio J. Saniel, the school president.