The graduation ceremony of Farmer-Scientists RDE Training Program (FSTP) in a Corn-Based Production System for Sustainable Agricultural Development happened today, October 8, 2019 in Barangay Malingin.
There were a total of 28 graduates (17 for phase I; 2 for phase II; and 9 for phase III) who received their certificates of completion. Participants are corn farmers from barangays Malingin, Pajo, Paypay, and Bitoon. They underwent FSTP training at a 1,000-sq.m. learning field located in barangay Malingin.
The FSTP promotes sustainable agricultural development in a com-based production system integrating crops and animal production system in upland and lowland communities. Its main objective is to give highland farmers in Cebu a direct training contact with agricultural scientists to develop their technical and scientific capabilities in growing corn and other crops utilizing appropriate farming technologies.
The activity, which was spearheaded by the local government of Daanbantayan thru the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist in coordination with the Office of Provincial Agriculturist, was attended by Mayor Sun J. Shimura, municipal employees, and barangay officials.