"To enhance and institutionalize the e-Extension system in agriculture, fisheries, and natural resources for optimal application, utilization and exchange among users and partners."

Department Order No. 03 series of 2007 designates the Agricultural Training Institute as lead agency for the provision of e-Extension services in collaboration with the various agencies, bureaus and organizational units of the DA. This is to integrate and harmonize ICT-based extension delivery system for agriculture and fisheries.

Farmers' Contact Center
Kaagapay ninyo sa usaping pang-agrikultura
call 1 800 10 982 2474
text 0920 946 2474
email: info@e-extension.gov.ph

Seaweed Farming

seaweed farmingOnline Course on Seaweed Farming

Seaweed farming is presently the most productive form of livelihood among the coastal communities in the southwestern part of the Philippines. Throughout the world, seaweed is harvested as a food source as well as an export commodity for the production of agar and carrageenan products.This course focuses on the Eucheuma sp. and the Kappaphycus sp. These are essential sources of carrageen.

Seaweed export is the country’s third dollar earner after tuna and shrimp. At present, the Philippines ranks third next to China and Korea in the world market in seaweed export.

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