Bangsamoro farmers urged to utilize scientific way of farming through technical trainings

MAGUINDANAO | March 18,2021

As a response to the current implementation of Mindanao Trust Fund Reconstruction and Development Project phase 3 (MTF-RPD/3) in support to the comprehensive agreement on the Bangsamoro, a training on Rice Post-harvest Operation and Maintenance held at the Palao na Buto, Datu Paglas, Maguindanao last March 16 to18, 2021.

The training was a partnership by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) and Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA).

Attending the event were Nadheer S. Esmail Capacity Building Officer III, Norhid O. Wahab Research Associate, Badrodin K. Abdulrasid BDA CO, Kahar T. Ulama Jr. BDA CO, representatives of youth sector, farmers and members of Cooperative.

The event aimed to transform the community particularly the Bangsamoro into pro-active community.

Engr. Abdulhaq B. Gayak lauded the format of discussion on different rice post-harvest operations and maintenance.

“we conduct such training to give farmers the opportunity to learn innovative planting techniques, we target young people in the community so that at an early age the knowledge on farming can be passed on to them.” Gayak said when asked about the purpose of the training.

Engr. Saiden Abdul, tackled basic construction procedures, practices and different kinds of construction material from low cost to high cost in preparation to the construction of machinery shed that counterpart of the participants.

“This training is about bridging the basic engineering knowledge to different generations of farmers and spreading the right way to enhance their techniques in farming.” Abdul said.

While Engr. Kiram Solaiman Jr., shared his knowledge and insights on the basic mechanical principle and maintenance of different rice-post harvest machinery from the Harvester, Thresher, Mechanical Dryer and Rice Mill both multi-pass and single-pass presentation.

Participants in the event engaged in small group discussion in order to exchange ideas and opinions on the concept of technological farming and other matter discussed in the training.

Organizers of the event hoped that events like these can help empower the application of restorative and transformative ways of farming in the whole of Bangsamoro Community.

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