ATI-RTC 02 continues to move for digital agriculture

Sat, 04/06/2024 - 07:39

Continuing the move for digital development in agriculture, ATI-RTC 02 trained a new set of trainers in the Training of Trainers on Digital Agriculture Course under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund. The training was conducted at the Food and Technology building, ATI-RTC 02, Malasin, San Mateo, Isabela on April 1-5, 2024.

The TOT on Digital Agriculture Course is a course under the RCEF-Rice Extension Services Program which aims to capacitate and prepare LSA-farm schools to implement a digital literacy training for farmers in their communities.

This was the second batch to be conducted this year which capacitated the participants on the use of smartphones, accessing the internet, and using various web-based ICT tools and agriculture-based applications. Also, they experience creating social media content and posters to promote agri-products and maximizing the use of e-Commerce.

Also, the participants focused on recording their microteaching and finishing their e-learning courses. They also planned their re-entry plans during the training to share the learnings that they acquired. They will take action within the next six months.

During the closing program, participants shared their unforgettable experiences and learning in the training. Jonabel N. Olonan, one of the participants, highlighted the possible impact of the program to the farmers.

โ€œIsa po akong anak ng magsasaka, dahil sa pagsasaka lahat po kami ay nakapagtapos ng pag-aaral. Maibabahagi ko sa Papa ko yung natutunan ko sa Binhing Palay app which is super helpful sa amin, para sa kanyang palayan; para mapataas na โ€˜yung ani mapababa na ang gastos. Magiging big opportunity ito para sa kanya para magpatuloy at ma-encourage sya na magsaka,โ€ shared Ms. Olonan.

Also, Rachel Ann Livid expressed her excitement to share the Digital Agriculture Course to farmers in their area.

โ€œBilang first time ko pong mag-attend ng training, masaya pala na umattend sa ganitong training. Thank you sa opportunity na binigay sa amin. Hindi ako gaanong inclined sa agriculture, ngayon ko lang nalaman na may mga applications pala na makakatulong para sa ating mga farmers. Very helpful po talaga ang training na ito, at excited na akong i-share ito sa mga farmers natin sa Burgos, Isabela sa Telanโ€™s Integrated Farm,โ€ Ms. Livid expressed during her impression.

In the near future, more farmers are expected to be equipped with digital agriculture and other ICT tools through the DAC trainers.