Tue, 10/31/2023 - 11:19

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao del Norte -A remarkable gathering of Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSA) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) took place at the BARMM Integrated Agricultural Research Center (BARMMIARC) in Brgy. Simuay, Sultan Kudarat. The Bangsamoro LSA Summit, held on October 10, 2023, was a platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing among various stakeholders in the agricultural sector.

With the theme "Sustaining Agricultural Development in BARMM through Collaboration among Government Agencies and Learning Sites for Agriculture," the Learning Sites for Agriculture Service Cooperative - BARMM (LSASC - BARMM) showcased their dedication and the bounties of the region's agricultural landscape. This event highlighted the products and produce cultivated with love and labor, underscoring the potential of BARMM's agriculture.

The Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center XII (ATI-RTC XII) recognized and awarded certificates to the newly accredited Learning Sites for Agriculture in BARMM, including the Sharif Datu Tijammodad Ampatuan LSA, CN Integrated Farm, Brgy. Campo Bangsamoro Agriculture Cooperative, and re-accredited Jumalon Farm as Coco-LSA. In a significant gesture of support, mock checks were also awarded to LSAs as part of the Calamity Relief Fund.

The event featured speeches and messages of support from prominent heads and directors of various agencies in BARMM and Region XII. Among the distinguished speakers were Abdul I. Daya-an, the Center Director of ATI - RTC XII, Dr. Mohammad S. Yacob, Minister of MAFAR-BARMM, Datumanong U. Pendi, Regional Manager of PCA - BARMM, and representatives from TESDA - BARMM, MTIT, as well as officials from the municipal and provincial governments. This summit highlighted the collective commitment to advancing agricultural practices and sustainable development in the BARMM region.