BRIA-FARMERS Day cum Harvest Festival

BRIA organised FARMERS Day cum Harvest Festival in the municipalities of Hinunangan, Hinundayan and Silago, Region 8, the Philippines. Funded through the support of the BRIA local subsidy (LS) Continue reading

Country: Philippines

Extension is a lifelong commitment

It may sound like a cliché but this short yet very striking statement depicts the indispensable role of local extension providers as a catalyst of change towards uplifting the well-being of the Filipino smallholder farmers in the country.... Continue reading

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Another Step for BRIA Philippines

In May 2015, a first group of Agricultural Extension Workers and Lead Farmer Technicians underwent a series of BRIA FARMERS School trainings for a span of 3 months for a total of 9 days... Continue reading

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BRIA partners with IRRI on CSA

BRIA collaborates with the Climate Change Unit of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in providing timely information to local extension providers on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) through the FARMERS School (Fostering Agriculture and Rice Marketing by improved Education and Rural advisory Services Continue reading

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Farming as a Business, Training Module to Provide Farmers with Competitive Edge for Their Businesses

As a module in the BRIA-FARMERS Curriculum, “Farming as a Business” is designed for farmers who are operating their own farms either by consequence or as a microenterprise and who desire to expand their current farm businesses. The module is a contribution of Bayer CropScience to BRIA Philippines and takes into account the current management practices of commercial farmers Continue reading

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DA, GIZ, partners sign agreement to boost rice sector in the Philippines

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), together with other partners, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to implement the BRIA-FARMERS that primarily caters to the Filipino rice farmers Continue reading

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Framing BRIA Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on How Adults Learn

Providing a frame in the design of each module, the learning cycle addresses the challenges in adult learning on how to make the learning relevant to learners, how to engage them in the learning process and how to facilitate them to learn from each other’s experiences. Similarly, it builds on how to stimulate learning by starting what adult learners know and knowing what their learning styles are Continue reading

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BRIA Philippines to set up monitoring system and define entry points for training interventions

The Kleffmann Group conducted a baseline survey aiming to establish benchmark information on farmers’ current know-how, skills and practices in rice farming before the roll out of the BRIA Training of Trainers (ToT) in Iloilo, Southern Leyte and Aurora. The baseline is part of FARMERS’ M&E framework, which includes dipstick monitoring surveys to be conducted in 2015-2016 and post-assessment in 2017 Continue reading

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