Local farmers and fisherfolk will now be able to access the latest agricultural information and techniques with the establishment of a Farmer’s Information and Technology Service (FITS) center in Dumaguete City.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo lauded the Agricultural Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture for the turnover of several ICT equipment and Information Education Campaign materials to the City Government yesterday that will be used for the FITS Center that will teach science, technology-based and indigenous technologies from successful farmer-scientists to boost production.
Councilor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino (Deputy Mayor for Livelihood), City Administrator Lilani Ramon, leaders of the different farmers associations and staff of the City Agriculture Office led by Maria Victoria B. Umbac were present during the turnover of the equipment that includes a laptop, GPS, Samsung tablet, pocket wifi, printer and hundreds of IEC materials.
It is hoped that with the establishment of the FITS center, farmers will be provided science-based information and technology services to help ensure food security.