Sunday, October 25, 2020

DA-ATI, Army conduct livelihood training at Gabay Farm School

MAGPET, Cotabato - The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI ) - Regional Training Center XII under Department of Agriculture (DA) Magpet, in collaboration with Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) and in partnership with the 72nd Infantry (Gabay) Battalion, initiated a 1-Day Training on food availability, accessibility and extension support to household vegetable production to 30 selected members of the People's Organization and selected farmers of Magpet, Pres. Roxas, Kidapawan City all of North Cotabato.

Personnel and CAA of 72IB also joined the training that commenced on October 23, 2020, at the Army unit's newly opened Integrated Farm School in Barangay Pangao-an, Municipality of Magpet.

The said seminar was facilitated by a series of lectures, discussions, and practical demonstrations on proper care, handling, and protecting vegetables against pests/insects; and procedures on how to make organic fertilizer and insecticides.

During the opening program, it was attended by Mr. Abdul I Daya-an, Center Director ATI RTC XII; Mr. Jayson James L Dillera, Technical Staff HVCDP, ATI RTC XII; Mr. Johnny H Pasaquian, Technical Staff - OAP, ATI RTC XII; Mr. Edgardo B Linsag, Municipal Agriculturists, MARO-Magpet; Ms. Donabelle Cabaya, Gabay Farm Manager; and Army personnel under LTC REY T ALVARADO INF (GSC) PA, Battalion Commander of 72IB.

Moreover, at the end of the seminar, distribution of gardening materials: seeds tray sprinkler, trowel, assorted vegetable seeds, and two sacks of organic fertilizer were given to the participants.

Said activity was the fourth training conducted at Gabay-Bayawanon Integrated Farm School operated by 72IB upon the release of its accreditation by the Agriculture Training Institute.

Source: Civil-Military Operations Office, 72nd Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force Agila, PA

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