Issue of October 8, 2017
Mt. Province

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School on the Air helps 300 farmers in Ifugao
by PIA

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – Three hundred farmers from the 20 barangays of this municipality have enrolled in the Department of Agriculture’s School on the Air (SOA) program on good agricultural practices (GAP) on corn production.

The SOA started airing recently over DWAL 99.1 FM, the community radio station of the municipality, every Monday 12 to 1 p.m. with lectures on corn production GAP.

A quiz is given after each session to ensure that learners understood the topics discussed. Farmers write the questions and options-answers and pass their sheets on Wednesdays. A promo question is also given wherein farmers will answer right after the question via text messaging.

Top 3 quiz winners and promo winners will receive prizes in kind – farm inputs like seedlings and fertilizers, spray cans, home appliances, kitchen utensils, and personal things/gadgets.

Enrollees who will complete the training will receive certificates when the program ends on the second week of November. Enrollees should at least earn a grade of 75 percent to be eligible for graduation.

Adrian Chris Velasco of the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Training Institute in the Cordillera said SOA is among the various training and extension approaches and modalities employed by the agency that can reach a relatively more number of participants with less hassle on the side of participants.

“The SOA is a strategy of disseminating information using the radio. It may follow a certain program or curriculum in delivering certain topics. It has been proven to be an effective medium of disseminating information to more people,” he added.

Velasco said they chose Philippine GAP on corn because corn is the most planted commodity next to rice in the Philippines and addresses the emerging concerns on food safety, security, economy, health and environmental issues in agriculture.

“The ASEAN economic integration highlights the adoption of GAP among its member states,” he said.

The SOA started in Benguet on 2013 with the topic “Organic highland vegetables.”

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