Amidst today’s growing challenge to food security, the role of the private sector in providing extension services is one of the key factors to enhance farm productivity through showcasing need-based and location-specific farming strategies and agricultural enterprise. Thus, the certification of Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA), School for Practical Agriculture (SPA) and accreditation of Private Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Service Provider (PAF-ESP) can be considered an effective modality of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) if it has put in place all these farm requisites and effectively dealt with the underlying causes of farm productivity in the agriculture: farmer to agripreneur, monocrop to integrated farming system, pure farm production to farm tourism and unproductive farmer to productive agripreneur.
Certification of Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA) and School for Practical Agriculture (SPA)
The certification of LSA and SPA aims to contribute to the improvement in productivity and profitability of the less developed but resource-rich farming/fishing communities and the non-farming rural community members engaged in agri-processing enterprises by harnessing their full potential.
Accreditation of Private Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Service Provider (PAF-ESP)
The accreditation of PAF-ESP aims to hasten and improve the delivery of agricultural and fisheries extension services to the farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous people (IP), agrarian reform beneficiaries, and other stakeholders in support of the thrusts of R.A. 8435 and R.A. 11511.
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