The Pañalum Halal Meat and Dairy Goat Association has been accredited as a Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA) by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), XI. On November 24, 2020, the Ceremonial Turnover of Certificate and Funding Support for approved LSA was held at the ATI Regional Training Center XI, Datu Abdul Dadia, Panabo City, Davao del Norte. The certificate and the check amounting to Php 150,000.00 were turned over to the President of the Association, Mr. Wahab C. Tangayon. The financial assistance will be utilized by the association to purchase additional goat breeders, installation of pasture fence for goats and to buy agricultural supplies for their operation.
The association, having been trained and equipped by the ATI-XI on Halal Meat and Dairy Production in a season long Farmer’s Field School in CY 2019, is expected to serve as a farm model to showcase technologies on Halal Production to other Halal farming enthusiast in the city and in neighboring provinces.
The Learning Site for Agriculture is a farm that works and performs applicable agricultural technologies, employing doable farming strategies and operating successfully worthy of emulation. (https://ati.da.gov.ph/ati-main/infographic/3272018/learning-site-agriculture). The ATI initiates and promotes the establishment of different Learning Sites for Agriculture, to disseminate viable farming technologies for the development and advancement of agriculture and fisheries extension program of the government. The Davao City Veterinarian’s Office also contributes in the training and recommends associations or organizations worthy of accreditation to ATI.