Promoting Multimodal Approach in FFS Implementation Amidst COVID-19: Farm Schools Receive ICT Equipment

TABUK CITY, KALINGA. In support to the continuous implementation of the modified season-long Farmers Field School (FFS) under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Extension Component, the Agricultural Training Institute-Cordillera Administrative Region (ATI-CAR) awarded Information Communication Technology (ICTs) tools to five farm schools in Kalinga accredited as training providers of the Program.

Boosting Partnership in the New Normal: ATI-CAR and BPI-NSQCS Tandem for RCEF Seed Growers’ Training

TABUK CITY, KALINGA. Underscoring the importance of quality seeds towards higher rice productivity, rice seed growers in Kalinga went through an Enhancement Course on Inbred Rice Seed Production. The course, which was implemented on September 21-24, 2020, is one of the activities under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Extension Component. After four days of intensive classroom discussions and field practice, 20 seed growers successfully received their training certificate at the TAMPCO Inn and Training Center at Tabuk City, Kalinga.

Planting Rice in the Time of COVID-19: RCEF FFS on Rice Production in Kalinga Yields 550 Farmer Graduates

TABUK CITY, KALINGA. The Farmers Field Schools (FFS) on rice production for Kalinga launched on February 2020 under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) was finally concluded on July 2020 with 550 farmer graduates amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The graduates of this dry season FFS are from the municipality of Rizal with 100 graduates from four batches, and Tabuk City with 450 graduates from 18 batches.

Rain or Shine, the SOA Must Go on: Schools-on-the-Air for Apayao and Kalinga Remain on Air Amidst COVID-19

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET. Despite COVID-19 health risks, delivery of government services, particularly in agricultural extension, has to continue albeit some modifications to cope and adapt with the present pandemic. The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), for its part, conceptualized the modified school-on-the-air (SOA) as one of its adaptation measures in response to COVID-19. The SOA is an extension strategy where information on a particular subject, or an advocacy is disseminated through radio broadcasts.

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