Courses leading to sustainable agriculture.
- This course gives an overview on the Alternative Pest Management (APM) for those who are starting and learning the SA farming practices. Parts of the lessons of this two-module course are the overview on pest that focuses on insects and the practices in APM that will help the learner understand that in SA farming farmers can do his or her share in protecting the environment while reducing his production costs.
This is developed by the Sustainable Agriculture (SA) Center of Xavier University based in Cagayan de Oro City.
- Organic fertilizers have been known to improve the biodiversity and long-term productivity of soil; also it has been a good alternative for the high-cost commercially-based fertilizers. According to Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) the demand for organic fertilizer has been on a steady rise since 2004. This course will tackle the step by step procedures of making organic fertilizer such as Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ), Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ), Fish Amino Acid (FAA) and Tea Manure.
This online course is developed by Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) and the Agricultural Training Institute-Central Office (ATI-CO)
- This course will provide the learners with the basic knowledge needed to engage in vermicomposting or at the very least use vermicompost in their crops. It is designed primarily for farmers and members of their family so that they will be able to utilize farm wastes and animal manure which are readily available in their farms and use it in vermicomposting. This course is also designed for Agricultural extension Workers so that they will have the necessary knowledge to equip them in assisting farmers who wish to engage in vermicomposting. Success stories of individual persons and communities were included to support the viability of the technology.
The course is developed by ATI-RTC 10 in coordination with its Subject Matter Specialist, Dr. Gerson F. Salvan, the City Agriculturist of Valencia City, Bukidnon.