BENGUET, January 21, 2022 – In partnership with the Cordillera Agricultural Research and Extension Organization (CAREO), ATI-CAR, and LGU Buguias, Benguet, FPA-CAR trained eighty-one (81) field personnel of various agrochemical companies on Accredited Safety Dispenser (ASD) of Fertilizers and Pesticides on January 18 to 21, 2022.


The first batch of trainees was conducted on January 18-19 at Aspulan Hall, ATI-CAR, BSU Compound, La Trinidad, Benguet with forty-three (43) participants. Ms. Cristine B. Esnara of ATI-CAR presented the act regarding food safety. While the second batch of thirty-eight (38) participants was briefed on the food safety act by Buguias Municipal Agriculturist Delfin Rufino at JEA’s Building, Loo, Buguias, Benguet on January 20-21.


Other speakers are Mr. Juan Miguel, Jr of Farmfix who discussed fertilizer and pesticide trends and scenarios, and Mr. Jake Bulcio of Syngenta Phils. who shared insights on pesticide mode of actions. In addition, FPA-CAR Regional Officer Rogelio B. Tanguid and Provincial Officer Rowena F. Billig handled the main topics of ASD.


The CAREO officers led by their president Willy Bacagan had organized their members to attend such training in line with their functions as stewards of farm inputs by their respective companies in their areas of assignment within CAR areas. It is in the best interest of the agro-chemical field personnel to educate their client-farmers on the safe and effective use of their respective products.


The CAREO committed to assisting the government entities in performing their duties and functions, especially FPA-CAR, and being advocates of good agricultural practices.


Other members of the CAREO and field personnel of agrochemical companies will be accommodated on the next ASD training to be conducted within the year. ###



Written by: Rowena F. Billig | Published: 24 January 2022

  Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Online ISSN: 2815-1674
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