BOAC, Marinduque – For the fourth time since the farm school opened in November 2018, 100% of students at the AGREA Farm School pass the Organic Agriculture Production assessment.
All 25 examinees from AGREA Farm School get passing competency remarks for Organic Agriculture Production National Certification (OAP NCII) last July 2-4, 2018. This qualifies all 25 of them as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-certified Organic Agriculture Farmers.
Further, they are qualified as competent Organic Agriculture Farmers, Organic Chicken Raisers, Organic Hogs Raisers, Organic Vegetables Farmers, Organic Concoctions and Extracts Producers, and Organic Fertilizer Producers.
Keneth de Gracia, a TESDA-certified OAP NCII assessor and Farm Tourism Director of Costales Nature Farms, supervised the evaluation at the AGREA Farm School and Assessment Center in Barangay Cawit, Boac, Marinduque.
In the previous assessments in the later part of 2017 and first quarter of this year, AGREA also recorded a perfect passing rate in the said national assessment.
Like the farm school’s earlier batches of graduates, this new set of passers is composed of small-scale farmers, agriculturists by profession, Agriculture degree holders, technical vocational trainers, former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFWs), senior high school graduates, senior citizen and community-based youths.
AGREA Farm School is the first TESDA-accredited farm school in Marinduque and certified by the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute as an Organic Agriculture Learning Site.
Organic Agriculture Production NCII qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to produce organic farm products such as chicken and vegetables, including the production of organic supplements such as fertilizers, concoctions and extracts, as well as raising organic hogs.
AGREA’s Organic Agriculture Production course is supported by TESDA Marinduque Provincial Office under the Training for Work Scholarship Program.
75 TESDA scholarships vouchers assigned to AGREA Farm School, including these new passers’ scholarship vouchers, are through the efforts of the Office of Marinduque Congressman Lord Allan Jay Velasco.