ATI Holds Int'l Training Course on Farmer-Led Extension and Research Delivery System

In cooperation with the Government of Japan through the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is conducting the International Training course on Farmer-Led Extension (FLE) and Research Delivery System (RDS) from October 18 – November 1, 2009.

Participants are extension workers, farmer leaders from private sector, agricultural cooperatives or farmer groups from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Myanmar and Philippines.

This training aims to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the participants on FLE and RDS as the effective technology transfer modalities in the country. The FLE or Farmer-to-Farmer extension promotes farmers and other rural people as the principal agents of change in their communities. Blended training methodologies are used such as lectures, exercises, workshops, environmental appreciation, field trips and method demonstration. The FLE and FFS sites in Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya and Banawe, Ifugao will be visited.

The participants are expected to come up with their FLE proposal and give insights and learnings gained from the training.
 The Training started its opening ceremonies at Bayview Park Hotel in Pasay City, Metro Manila and hold the training proper in Santiago, Isabela.