Mr. Diosdado Estigoy discussing the Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) technologies of WWRRDEC in Baguio City.

As part of the Technical Assistance being rendered by the Center to various stakeholders in the four (4) regions that it caters to, the office was tapped to extend expertise on Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) Technologies to the clients of the Agricultural Training Institute- Cordillera Administrative Region (ATI-CAR). The assistance rendered was the conduct of a training on SWC technologies on April 15-17, 2019 at Gladiola Hall, Benguet State University, La Trinidad in Baguio City.

Forty (40) participants coming from the six (6) provinces of CAR attended the training and is comprised of 28 males and 12 females; who are either Magsasaka Syientista (MS), Extension Service Providers (ESPs), or have their farms referred to as Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSA) or School for Practical Agriculture (SPA).

After the training, a post-test indicated that all the participants were eager to apply the various Agronomic SWC technologies they’ve learned in their respective farms. Each participant prepared an Action Plan to be applied in their areas which will then be monitored by the ATI with the assistance of Mr. Diosdado A. Estigoy, Senior Science Research Specialist of the Watershed and Water Resources Research and Development Extension Center (WWRRDEC), who was tapped as the resource person for the training. Diosdado A. Estigoy, WWRRDEC