LeMMCAP holds its 21st National Convention

Mon, 03/18/2024 - 09:45

Malay, AKLAN -  Various extension-related updates and digital farming technologies were shared to some 900  agricultural extension managers and officers from different local government offices in the country.

This was during the 21st National Convention of the League of the Municipal Agricultural Officers, Municipal/City Agriculturists of the Philippines, Inc. (LeMMCAP), in collaboration with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

Specifically, topics covered were on Supervision in Extension Services, Advancing Digital Transformation for Climate-Resilient Farming in the Data-Driven Age, and the National Tobacco Administration Services and Projects, among others. 

There were also sessions on the support of the local government unit (LGU) in agriculture on Kitcharao Farm and its Innovative Agricultural Technologies, Programs, and Projects, and Organic Agriculture as a Tool for Peace Kauswagan Experience and Vegetable Farms. 

Apart from the discussions, participants were also provided with information, education, and communication materials. 

AEWs line up for free IEC materials from the ATI

For its part, the ATI shared the results of the Survey on the Training Needs Assessment for Extension Managers in the Municipal LGU, presented by Czarina Mamino-Bayot from the ATI Career Development and Management Division. 

Likewise, the ATI Western Visayas showcased different local products of the ATI-accredited Learning Sites for Agriculture in the region. 

During the event, ATI Director, Remelyn R. Recoter expressed her appreciation in the continuous collaborative efforts between ATI and its partners. “The ATI and the LeMMCAP have implemented a series of conventions and related collaborative projects, gathering all the agricultural extension workers and officers from different regions of the Philippines. In these undertakings, we aim to keep a cycle of knowledge-sharing among the key players in the agriculture and food systems to help the future generations build on our successes and challenges in the sector," she expressed.

LeMMCAP is one the professional organizations that serve as extension allies and work closely with local communities for a more inclusive and targeted rural development approach, empowering the farmers and fishers, rural women, and youth to spur development. 

LeMMCAP’s 21st National Convention took place on March 12-15 in Region VI.