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Catanduanes Farmers Graduate From DAR’s Farmers’ Field School

news regional pix 1 nov. 23 2015Thirty-two agrarian reform beneficiaries in Catanduanes are now proud graduates of the Farmers’ Field School (FFS) established by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in partnership with the Agricultural Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture (DA-ATI).

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Alexander T. Teves said “under the FFS, our farmer-beneficiaries were trained on organic vegetable and abaca production using organic fertilizers and pesticides.”

“Based on studies, the organic way of farming does not only produce chemically-free vegetables and crops. It also protects the environment as our farmers have been taught on how to produce their own fertilizers and pesticides using natural materials like dried leaves and animal manure,” said Teves.

According to Gaveria, the farmer-participants belonging to the Hicming Farmers Association under Burac West Agrarian Reform Community are the recipients of the project.

At the graduation rite, Teves expressed his appreciation for the 32 graduates. He said that the technologies they learned would help preserve and enhance agricultural productivity and improve marketing system in their locality.news regional pix 2 nov. 23 2015 

Teves was joined by OPAg chief, Mr. Roberto Ceballo and the DAR PPBDD CARPO, Nerisa Aldea who led other DAR-Catanduanes personnel during the event. ARPO-I Melba Sarmiento and SARED Chief, Rebecca Clemente also served as lead facilitators all throughout the FFS program that was run in tandem with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI)-Region 5, and the Provincial/ Municipal  Agriculture Office.

The graduation was held at Hicming Elementary School grounds on October 29, 2015.

Implemented under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS), the FFS is a six-month training program where organic farming and proven agricultural practices were taught to farmers. (Eduardo S. Villar)

Photo 1:

Odilon Zafe, a farmer-beneficiary and Chairman of Hicming Farmers Association receive his certificate of completion from CARPO Nerisa Aldea during the graduation rites of DAR’s Farmers’ Field School.

Photo 2:

The graduates of DAR’s Farmer Field School.

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