Training and technical assistance with agricultural practices
Project facilitators trained smallholder farmers on improved agricultural practices, farm management and organizational development. A total of 255 farmers participated in training on crop management techniques including underbrushing, black pod removal and shade management and learned to construct solar dryers. With regard to business and association management, 735 cocoa farmers participated in Farming as a Business training while 989 farmers benefited from the Farmer Organization training.
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Training in the use of multimedia as extension tool
ACDI/VOCA and project partner staff participated in a Multimedia as Extension Tool training February 5-6, 2013 in Davao City. The training taught staff about mobile messaging, video and photography, story and news writing and school on the air (radio). The information will enable staff to communicate training information and project activities to rural farmers. A total of 25 participants attended and outputs from the trainings were published in the local papers.
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