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  • Writer's pictureDianne Jayne Lumines

ATI-CAR conducts trainers training on high quality inbred rice and seeds production in Kalinga

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

Tabuk City, Kalinga―30 workers from different farm schools in the province undergo 12 days Training of Trainers (TOT) on Modernized Production of High Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds, at TAMPCO Inn and Training Center from December 04 until December 16 in order to boost rice production and lessen farm inputs which shall result to more income for farmers.

The 12-day training is under the Rice Extension Services Program (RESP) of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) implemented by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI)-Cordillera, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), and Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech).

ATI-CAR Agriculturist Perla Epie said in an interview that the training intends to fully equip trainers with knowledge and skills that they would utilize to train other farmers through the accredited Farmers’ Field School (FFS).

“Maging trainers da ti farm schools, agisuro dan tu ken dagidiay farmers so kasla kanyami, itrain mi isuda nga maging trainers ta isuda idessiminate da kin dagidiay farmers,” she uttered.

Said training is composed of lectures on various rice-related topics mainly on palay check system accompanied with hands-on activities on Crop Establishment and on the use of rice farming machinery such as hand and 4-wheel tractor, transplanter and combine harvester.

Rice experts and other resource persons were also tapped to equip the trainers with new knowledge and help them build their own network that will facilitate training of other rice farmers later on.

The participants are expected to share their learnings and skills to farmers in their respective FFS through the scholarship offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) with Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Accredited FFS in the province includes Bacayan's Rice-Based Integrated, Mansaja-aw Echo, Shavars, and Clemencia’s farms, all located in Tabuk City and Green Valley, and DVM farms located in Rizal.



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