November 16, 2021

he TESDA Davao City/Sur Provincial Office and Training Center together with the Regional Training Center- Korea Philippines Vocational Training Center  (RTC- KPTVC) have conducted a two-day Multiplier Training Program for upland rice farming cum production to 25 farm coordinators from different barangays in Paquibato District, Davao City.
Aside from planting, the coordinators were also taught on profiling, scheduling of farm activities, monitoring and coaching methods. The coordinators—who came from Barangays Salapawan, Mapula, Pandaitan and Malabog—are expected to transfer their knowledge to other trainees in their communities.  The training, which was held on November 11 in Barangay Mapula Covered Court, also included the giving of their 24-day honorarium. TESDA also distributed trapals to five barangays to cover the rice crops. 
The upland rice training in Davao province began on March 26-27, TESDA Davao City/Sur and the RTC-KPTVC spearheaded the distribution of herbicides and sacks of fertilizer ( thirty sacks per participant) to the 125 beneficiaries of the five priority barangays. On April 27-29, the Agricultural Training Institute Region XI conducted a Diversified Integrated Farming System at Sitio Pegdalahan, Barangay Pandaitan to 25 beneficiaries where they began planting their rice seeds on May 21, 2021.
On August 11, TESDA XI expanded the training on upland rice farming at Barangay Tapak. The participants also requested for different skills and livelihood programs in their respective communities. 
Upland rice farming is part of the implementation of Executive Order 70 or the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) which mandates all national government agencies to provide strategic interventions in all identified barangays to mitigate the problem of insurgency in the country. Among the interventions is the farming training program through agricultural approach and the concept of cooperative education in the community. 

For more information, contact: 
TESDA DAVAO CITY/SUR Provincial Office
Telephone No. (082) 331-2423 / 299-4147
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