NORALA, SOUTH COTABATO – ATI-Regional Training Center XII headed by Center Director Abdul I. Daya-an attended an RCEF-FFS Harvest Festival organized by B.E.S.T. College of Polomolok, Inc., one of ATI RTC XII’s accredited Learning Site for Agriculture and TESDA's accredited Farm School.
Held last January 9, 2021 at Brgy. Puti, Norala, South Cotabato, the event featured the 50 farmer graduates of Farmers' Field School under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). Gracing the event were TESDA representative Joel Aldea and Edmund Amigo from Local Government Unit of Norala.
KORONADAL CITY -- In the bid to enhance and increase the access of information of the rice farmers relevant to them, the ATI-Regional Training Center 12 thru its Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program and Information Services Section conducted an initial field validation in the five top rice-producing barangays in Koronadal City for the Farmer’s Information Technology Services (FITS) Center establishment.
LAMBAYONG, Sultan Kudarat -- The ATI Regional Training Center 12 through its Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program successfully conducted the Refresher Course on Inbred Rice Seed Production and Seed Certification last August 18 to 20, 2020.
The three-day training was held at Lambayong Grain Seed Producer Multipurpose Cooperative in Barangay Didtaras, this Municipality. About 20 seed growers attended the training.
COTABATO CITY -- Hundreds of rice farmers from the Provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur had an access of information about the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program) of the Government.
The center’s Information Services Section conducted last July 13 and 14, 2020 the RCEF Information Caravan Radio Broadcast and Facebook Live and was aired via DXMS 882 khz Radyo Bida Cotabato City and 88.3 FM Radyo ni Juan Tacurong City, respectively.
KIDAPAWAN CITY- To harmonize the implementation of Rice Extension Services Program (RESP) under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) in the Region, the ATI-RTC 12 organized a series of consultation meetings along with the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Region 12.
Four consultation meetings were conducted across the region. For South Cotabato Province, it was held last July 9, 2020 at ATI-RTC 12, San Felipe, Tantangan. The day after was the consultation for Sarangani and Gensan held at Envirogreen Village Educational Foundation, Inc.
KIDAPAWAN CITY- Recently, CoViD-19 or widely known as the Corona Virus Disease 2019 has significantly affected people’s lives worldwide. Countries are in lock down, 6.15M people were infected and the virus has claimed immense number of lives.
Following the outbreak of CoViD-19 which started in Wuhan, Hubei, China, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declared a national state of calamity last March 16 in the country due to the said disease. The proclamation also declared enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the entire island of Luzon.
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