ATI in the Western Visayas
PRODUCTION LOAN EASY ACCESS (PLEA) BORROWERS GAIN FARM BUSINESS PRACTICES THROUGH FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING
BANGA, Aklan – Five batches of Financial Literacy Training were conducted from July to December 2019 in the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Iloilo, and Capiz with 159 Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) borrowers that served as participants.
ILOILO, City – The Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund’s (RCEF) extension component in the region kicks off with the conduct of the Training on Inbred Rice Seed Production and Certification for Seed Growers of Region VI on October 7-11, 2019 at EON Centennial Hotel and Water Park, Iloilo City that was participated by 30 farmers from Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Antique, and Capiz.
SIGMA, Capiz- Three veterinarians of Aklan State University (ASU) together with the Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) Project Team provide valuable information on pig husbandry to 20 CRA farmers at Sitio Balud, Barangay Cogon, Sigma, Capiz on December 2, 2019.
LEZO, Aklan – Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center VI through the Rural-Based Organization (RBO) Program conducted a Farm Family Modelling Project from June to October 2019. The project provided a holistic support and interventions for the farm families which geared towards improved and uplift quality of life of the recipients to become model farms in the community.
SAN JOSE, Antique – “Nalipay ako tungod may pag asa na ang mga mangunguma.” [I am so happy that the (we) farmers have a hope.] This is the statement of Mr.
CAPIZ – Two batches of Provincial Information Caravan in the Province of Capiz were held to orient the farmers on the implementation of Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) at Nesta’s Hilltop, Roxas City for the first district and Mambusao, Capiz for the second district last November 27 and 29, 2019, respectively with 400 farmers participants.
ILOILO/CAPIZ – A total of 100 college students taking up Bachelor of Science in Agricullture and Veterinary Medicine were oriented on ATI’s e-extension services specifically on the e-learning component. e-Learning offers free online courses on crops, fisheries, social technology, sustainable agriculture, and livestock.
KALIBO, AKLAN – Twenty-one Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) from various Municipalities of Regions VI, VII and VIII identified as New Seed Inspectors for Visayas last November 22, 2019 at Bee Bee Lodge, Old Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan.
ILOILO PROVINCE – Two batches of Digital Farmers Program (DFP) training with 35 participants each composed of farmers and their youth partners were held at Tigbauan and Pavia, Iloilo last November 20 and 21, 2019, respectively.
BAGO CITY, Negros Occidental – Thirty new facilitators composed of 29 Agricultural Extension Workers and One Learning Site Cooperator are now ready to work together towards the goal of “Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita” of the Department of Agriculture during the recently concluded Training of Trainers on Inbred Rice Seeds Production and Farm Mechanization held at Negros First Organic Technolog
BANGA, Aklan – Thirty 4H Club Members learned the dynamics on food processing during the Training on Fruits and Vegetables Processing for Young Farmers last November 16 to 18, 2019 at ATI Region 6’s 4H Hub, ASU Compound, Banga, Aklan.
AKLAN – Two batches of Provincial Information Caravan in the Province of Aklan were held to orient the farmers on the implementation of Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
ILOILO CITY – Eighty-five Farmers Information Technology System (FITS) Center staff including the FITS Manager, FITS Information Services Specialist, FITS Technology Services Specialist, and Magsasaka Siyentista from within the region attended the 2nd Regional Techno Gabay Summit held last October 16-17, 2019 at MO2 Westown Hotel, Iloilo City.
SAN JOSE, Antique - True to its mandate to deliver excellent extension services beyond boundaries, ATI Region 6 brings the Free Seminar on Cacao Production and Management with Hands-on Demonstration on Asexual Propagation in the Province of Antique on October 30, 2019 at Robinson’s Place Antique.
BANGA, Aklan - Taking the next step for “Masaganang Ani, Mataas na Kita” of Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), 27 participants that were composed of 20 Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) and seven Learning Site (LS) Operators from the provinces of Aklan, Antique, and Capiz took part in the Training of Trainers on Modernized Production of High Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds conducte
BANGA, Aklan – "I am glad that I have given the chance to be part of this training. Thank you ATI-RTC VI for giving us this training. Actually, I became a member of 4H two years ago but not involved in any 4H activities, but lately I have seen the opportunities of young farmers when it comes to farming through attending trainings and seminars.
Here is the consolidated and updated list of ATI Region 6 as of June 2019.
ANTIQUE, Philippines – Three batches of Provincial Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Information Caravan with combined more than 400 farmers mostly composed of farmer participants were held in the Province of Antique last October 14, 15, and 18, 2019 in the municipalities of Barbaza, Patnongon, and San Jose, respectively.
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