"To enhance and institutionalize the e-Extension system in agriculture, fisheries, and natural resources for optimal application, utilization and exchange among users and partners."
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- The national program implementers of Rice Crop Manager (RCM) convened anew to develop a concrete plan for the second phase of its implementation and finalize the targets for 2016 farm monitoring and precision rice farming activities.
Established last November 2009, the Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) is a joint undertaking of 13 member countries that seek to foster sustainable agricultural growth in the region. Its network includes Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. The partnership involves collaboration, linkage, and sharing of technologies and best practices in furthering sustainable agriculture and food technology, as well as economic development amidst climate change.
“About 12 million Filipinos work in the agricultural sector. If the country can significantly increase its exports and imports of agricultural goods, agricultural provinces would generate much greater revenue, provide more employment opportunities, and lessen poverty in rural areas. This is especially important for Mindanao, the country's breadbasket that has great underdeveloped potential for agricultural exports.” – The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP) of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc.
The December 2015 issue of Market Information Dissemination (MARID) Agribusiness Digest highlighted the leading cities and provinces that have made advances in agribusiness in the country. Its cover story features the "Agribusiness Centers in the Philippines" such as Cagayan de Oro; Metro Cebu; Davao City; General Santos; Bukidnon; Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur; Negros Occidental; North and South Cotabato. It briefly discusses their key strategies for success and some characteristics and main produce of the areas.
TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental – Staying true to its mission of championing the cause of farmers and fishers, the Information Services (IS) group of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) forges ahead with enhancing the documentation and dissemination of success stories in the Philippine agriculture and fisheries sector.