Season Long Training on Vegetable Production for CHED and DSWD Scholars
The Season Long Training on Vegetable Production, a joint endeavor of the Continuing Education and Training Services (CETS), the Extension Services, and the DA-TECHGEN is underway at the Farmers Training Center (formerly SAKA). Its main objective is to transfer the latest technologies on high value crop production through a comprehensive training. It is a hands-on training on the production of high value commercial crops and vegetables that encompasses the whole vegetable production process using the organic farming technology, i.e. from land preparation up to harvesting. It also includes the preparation of organic fertilizers and pesticides; and marketing and processing of produce. This season long training will run for 16 weeks but is only conducted every Friday. It was launched on July 27 and will end on November 23, 2012. A harvest festival will be the highlight of the closing ceremony wherein some of the produce will be cooked as food for the celebration while the rest will be put on sale. The proceeds from the sales will be used by the participants for their school needs and other necessary expenses.
The participants to this training are the 30 CHED and DSWD scholars who are officially enrolled in CvSU taking up various courses. They came from Rizal and Quezon and they are presently billeted at the Farmers Training Services (formerly SAKA). They are only a fraction of the more than one hundred scholars who belong to the marginalized sector of Region IV-A and Region IV-B being sent by CHED and DSWD to the University to study.
The resource speakers are the experts from DA-TECHGEN, Naic, Cavite led by its Chief of Office, Mr. Felix Joselito H. Noceda. The CvSU Director for CETS, Mrs. Eileen I. Cubillo and the Director for Extension Services, Dr. Teddy F. Tepora, together with their respective staff facilitate, document, and provide necessary requirements for the smooth implementation of the training.
This training is an off shoot of the series of trainings that will be conducted by CETS and the Extension Services Office in partnership with DA-TECHGEN, with whom CvSU has entered a MOA to establish a Techno Demo FArm showcasing various technologies and provide information dissemination inside the University and its clienteles. The DA-TECHGEN is mandated by the government to develop the agricultural sector of the country through the provision of appropriate support services including technology development and dissemination activities that will boost farm productivity, profitability and resource sustainability.
The participants of the Season Long Training on Vegetable Production with the Resource Speaker, Mr. Felix Joselito H. Noceda, DA-TECHGEN Agricultural Chief