"To enhance and institutionalize the e-Extension system in agriculture, fisheries, and natural resources for optimal application, utilization and exchange among users and partners."
DILIMAN, Quezon City – The Farm Business School (FBS) which is implemented under the project “Capacity Building of Small Farmers in Entrepreneurship Development and Market Access”, through collaboration of the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI), DA-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Services (AMAS), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) conducted its third Project Steering Committee meeting last October 15, 2014 at the ATI Boardroom, Diliman, Quezon City.
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The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently collaborated with Philippine-Sino Center for Center for Agricultural Technology (PhilSCAT) for new online courses on mechanized rice transplanting technologies.
ANTIPOLO City – As the globalization of agricultural systems continues, small farmers tend to lose more than to gain from this occurrence. While the market-oriented nature of the new system has presented opportunities for increasing profitability, small holder farmers and farmer associations in developing countries like the Philippines have inadequate capacities to respond to requirements of the market. Building the capacities of these small holder farmers to address these challenges is crucial for the profitability of their farms and long-term sustainability.
ANTIPOLO CITY – For smallholder farmers to have a successful transition from a production-oriented to a market-oriented farm operation the challenge lies on improving their knowledge and skills in managing their farms as business units linked to markets.
Fresh from graduating in the Farm Business School (FBS), a total of 70 farmer-leaders from Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya participated in the “Enhancement Training on Facilitating Farm Business School (FBS) and Market Access.”