The participants, including four staff from Pasali Philippines, were oriented on four modules with the following topics: Opportunities in the Implementation of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC); Understanding Climate Change as a Risk; Climate Smart Agriculture; and Farming as a Business (FAAB).
With the discussion of these modules, participants were made aware on the importance of ASEAN GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), process of GAP certification,
the effects of Climate Change in Agriculture, Agricultural Disaster Risk Reduction Management, Soil Conservation, Water Resource Management, Crop Production Management, Decision Support Tools, Financial Risk Mechanism, Benchmarking, Basic Concepts of Farm Profitability, Farm Business Management, Farm Financial Management and Farm Planning and Decision Making.
To ensure the success of this bi-annual undertaking, experts fr om the field were invited as Resource Persons. Speakers included personnel from the Department of Agriculture Region XII, PAG-ASA, Office of the Civil Defense (OCD), PhilRice, Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) and Dr. Agripina Leonico.
Having obtained fresh and innovative technologies, Agricultural Extension Workers of Region 12 together with their partner farmers are now ready to take the “Climate-Smart Farm Business” challenge.
Extension Service Provider (ESP)
Pasali Philippines is one of the organizations accredited by the Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) region XII as Extension Service Provider.