LSFM-Philippines held its 2nd in-country training-workshop last March 17-18, 2009 at the Ugnayan Hall, Partnership Center. The training-workshop, with a theme: “Complying with Market Requirements on Product Quality and Food Safety,” focused on enhancing the knowledge and skills of small calamansi farmer leaders, LGU and NGO agricultural extension workers/community organizers on the importance of standardization on product quality and food safety, and, on meeting such market requirements.
Among the NGO, PO and LGU participants were Kooperatibang Likas ng Nueva Ecija (Kool NE), Zamboanga Sibugay High Value Marketing Crop (ZASHIVAC), Xavier Agricultural Extension Services (XAES), Samahan para sa Likas Kayang Pagsasaka (SALIKA), Samahan at Ugnayang Mambubukid para sa Likas Kayang Pagsasaka, Inc., (SAMBUKID, Inc), Triparrd Federation of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (TRIFED-ARBC), Lakambini-PAKISAMA, Center for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (CARRD), Mindoro Ecological and Sustainable Agriculture Federation (MESAFED), Nazareth’s Women Association, Trento Calamasni Processors Development Cooperative (TCPDC), PAKISAMA-Mindoro, Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Masgsasaka (PAKISAMA)-National, PhilDHRRA-National and the LGUs of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, Brgy. Caudillo, Cabanatuan City, and Nabunturan, Compostella Valley
The national training is a response to the agreement reached during the 2nd Regional Training in Cambodia to follow through and localize learnings and targets in the pilot countries.