Serving the People
UPDATING AND TEACHING FARMERS OF ALL AGES
Agriculture is a living, growing and evolving science in an ever-changing environment that even those who have been farming more than half of their lives need to be updated of the new trends in the industry. Allied Botanical Corporation’s Field personnel share to both long-time and incoming set of farmers new and upcoming development in seed varieties and crop care technology.
FARMERS’ FIELD SCHOOL
Season-long trainings on crop production, Aral Saka encourages novice growers in farming communities to plant high-yielding varieties. The program, which is in collaboration with public and private institutions, is also a venue for participants to learn how to cope with the common challenges farmers face.
URBAN FARM SCHOOL TRAINING
A three-month intensive training program, the project is one of the many ways Allied Botanical Corporation gives back to the community. Participants learn about basic farming from the company’s Agriculture Technologists.
Farm or Technology Demonstration
After close field monitoring and trial, agronomists organize a holistic presentation of the products of a fruitful labor and promise better earnings to other growers in the area. The event showcases standing crops from ABC seed varieties side by side with competitor or conventional varieties for better comparison. Allied Botanical Corporation’s technology demonstrations become venues for interaction among farmers, agronomists and partners.
Harvest Festivals feature mature plants of different ABC vegetable seed varieties. The event features selections one or two crops whose fruits are ready to be harvested, quality-tested, and tasted. Here, farmers also evaluate the growth and fruiting habit of the plants and decide which varieties they would buy for the next planting season.
EDUCATING CHILDREN ON GARDENING
Gulayan sa Paaralan program of the province of Quezon in partnership with Allied Botanical Corporation encourages elementary pupils and high school students to farm organically. The project, which started in 2007, includes capability-building, provision of ABC high-value crop seeds, initial vegetable inputs for cropping, and purchasing of the harvested vegetables. The local government awards the schools with the most harvest per category.