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Research Grant: Call for Proposals

The call for proposal is open to all interested Filipino researchers from the government, non-government, state colleges and universities and private sector.

 

e-Learning Course on Vermicomposting, Now Online!

vermicomposting courseSimply throwing away all your household or farm junk?  Think again!  There are more to that garbage than what meets the eye.  Enroll now in e-Learning course on Vermicomposting and start Turning Trash to Cash!

e-Learning Course “Growing Vanda and Vandaceous Orchids”, now accepting enrollees!

Orchid1 courseCorsages, center pieces, flowering pot plants and garden highlights – these are among the things Vanda Orchids are known for.  But don’t you know that aside from their aesthetic value, these flowers are also known for their promising market potential?
 
Get to know about this and more when you enroll in e-Learning’s “Growing Vanda and Vandaceous Orchids”!
 
The first online course on orchids, Orchid1 is composed of 6 modules that tackle the general characteristics and types, cultural management, propagation methods, common pest and diseases management, harvesting and postharvest handling technologies as well as the business prospects of Vandaceous orchids.
 
This course is brought to us by ATI RTC-4A.

Application for 2012-2013 Fulbright Study Grants is now open

The Philippine-American Education Foundation (PAEF), or the Fulbright Commission in the Philippines, has just announced the start of competition for the 2012-2013 Fulbright graduate degree and non-degree study grants in the United States.
 
This is to enable the deserving Filipinos to pursue their fields of study in the United States and develop leaders who will contribute to the promotion of international peace and understanding. There are various fields of study to choose from, such as
 

DA-SEARCA Offers Graduate Scholarships for the School Year 2011-2012

A plant shall never grow tall and strong without an extensive root system.  A building shall not be built high and sturdy without a good foundation.  As well as an institution will not be progressive and successful without a skilled and competent manpower.
 
As such, in capacitating its workforce, the Department of Agriculture (DA) in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) opens scholarship grants for masters (MS) and doctoral studies (PhD) this coming school year 2011-2012 to its entire junior and mid-level professional staff from the central and regional offices, including its attached agencies.

New e-Learning Course now available!

online organic fertilizerWe are pleased to announce another new course offering! This is the online course on Organic Fertilizer for Sustainable Agriculture. It is a three-module course that would take you through the methods of production and application of organic fertilizer for your own use.

Farmers’ Contact Center Furthers its Reach to its Clientele

QUEZON CITY -- Another great news from the Farmer’ Contact Center (FCC)! Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers may now call the center’s toll-free hotline 1-800-10-982-AGRI (1-800-10-982-2474).

This is a step taken by the FCC to bring its services closer to the farmers, fishers, extension workers and agri-entrepreneurs.  Aside from being able to call the FCC’s toll-free hotline, Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers will only be charged a flat rate of Php 7.27 per call.  This service was guaranteed by the Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications Company (PLDT) during the contract signing held recently.

Text Support is now open to all networks!

Good news! The Text Support of the Farmers' Contact Center is now open to all networks. Aside from Smart and Talk&Text subscribers, all other non-Smart subscribers can reach us through 391-DA for Smart and Talk&Text subscribers and 0920-946AGRI for non-Smart subscribers.
 
For Smart and Talk&Text subscribers, just send your message to 391-DA (or 391-32).
For Globe, Touch Mobile, Sun Cellular subscribers, send your message to 0920-946AGRI (0920-9462474).
 

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