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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rey Anthony Chiu 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol August 9 2012 (PIA) –Boholanos, and even non-Boholanos who have seen the commercial viability of ubi industry has finally a place to go and get the proper technology. 

This as ubi production is now available in an online course developed by Boholano ubi growers and experts. 

The course “yummy yam: Online Ubi Production” Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Region 7 developed course as the government expands its agricultural extension services in the web. 

The course is also incorporated in a website that unifies agriculture, fisheries and natural resources sectors extension services and technology sharing through a course that offer skills supportive of the country’s agricultural productivity dream. 

Farmers and even non farmers can avail of electronic delivery of services online courses that offer certificates for graduates, said Merrian Piquero-Soliva, information officer of the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI). 

The service is not new however, she said as she explained that it had been going on since 1997 and the government has, since then seen the crucial support this electronic service has given. 

Yummy yam and other agri-technology courses is available at www.e-extension.gov.ph and is in response to Department Order No. 3, s of 2007 which designates the ATI as lead agency for the provision of e-extension services in collaboration with other bureaus, agencies and institutional units under the DA, explains Soliva at the recent Kapihan sa PIA Thursday. 

Such is to unify, integrate and harmonize information communication technology based extension delivery system for agri-fisheries and resources, she added. 

This is to help agricultural extension service providers like agricultural technicians, non-government organizations and just individual farmers who feel they need to open up more options for farm and technology improvement to augment incomes, according to her. 

Now running with 27 courses offered “at-your-own-pace and at-any-place, the online courses can be completed on a average of three months but one can breeze through it. 

Courses at the user-friendly e-extension site include traditional feeding management alternatives, banana production, integrated pest management, pig production, straw mushroom production, jackfruit production, agri-extensions, abaca pest management, abaca cultural management, slaughter goat enterprise. 

Goat feeding, managing diseases in banana, IPM for banana, growing durian, citrus, yam, community organizing, agri-marketing extension, corn, artificial insemination, high value crops for green houses, organic fertilizer for sustainable agriculture, Arabica, vandal and vermin-composting. 

For more information, one can also call ATI 7 based in Cabawan District at 0917-321-8524, Soliva said. (30/ed)

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