Training Programs

Courses for LGUs and NGOs

Agricultural Development Planning Integrating Climate Risk Management

The training aims to strengthen capacity of the municipal officers engaged in agricultural development planning to integrate the climate change risk management on agricultural development. This course is divided into two parts. The first part is a review of the climate change science and agricultural planning process. Part two is the integration of climate risk management on agricultural development planning through a workshop.

  • Duration: Three days (by arrangement)
  • Fee: P 7,500 (inclusive of food and accommodation)
  • Coordinator: Dr. Merlyne M. Paunlagui
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  • Contact number: (049) 536 3455
  • Minimum number of participants required: 25

Community Organizing

The participants will be able to understand the principles, values, processes and approaches in doing CO, which is very vital towards the journey of empowering people’s organization and community based organizations.

  • 3 days (by arrangement)
  • P 6,000 per head
  • Coordinator: Dr. Emilia S. Visco
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-8409
  • Minimum number of participants required: 20

Credit Management

The course covers the the concept and application of credit management practices in the cooperative which includes the concepts and principles of savings, the elements of credit/lending policy, and effective lending process.  This is a CDA-mandatory training course required for officers of credit cooperatives to equip them with the necessary skills in managing savings and credit. 

  • May 18, 2017 (Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 20, 2017 (Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P1,200 inclusive of kit, 2 snacks, and 1 lunch
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Designing REDD + Compliant Agroforestry

Agroforestry provides fuel, fruits, forage, shelter for animals or crops, and other benefits for a short period and timber for the long-term.  The versatility of agroforestry as a land-use management system will be able to provide for the production aspect as well the environmental protection, including reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation. 

Agroforestry to become REDD+ compliant means providing livelihood opportunities for forest-dependent communities.  As such, there is the need to empower LGU personnel to implement agroforestry systems to reduce pressure to the forest and prevent further deforestation and land degradation.

  • Duration: 5 days, TBA
  • Minimum No. of Participants: 10
  • Course Fee: P7,500 per person
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR, UPLB
  • Telephones: (049)536-2736, 536-2639
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Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of Agricultural Systems to Climate Change

The training course aims to increase the capacity of agricultural technicians and other development workers in establishing climate smart agricultural villages. Specifically, the training course aims to: a) discuss what is climate change and global trend in the climate; b) explain the causes of climate change and how it affects agriculture; c) discuss the process of conducting vulnerability assessment using VAST-Agro Tool; and d) design climate-proofing recommendations at the farm and community levels.

  • Date duration and time schedule: to be arranged
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: to be arranged
  • Coordinator: Ms. Marianne R. de Luna
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  • Telephone/Telefax: (049) 536-3229; 536-2459
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10

Financial Management

The course covers the basic competencies required of a member of the Board of Directors and the treasurers in overseeing the management of the financial resources of the cooperative

  • May 10-11, 2017 (Wed-Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 12-13, 2017 (Wed-Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Fundamentals of Cooperative Course

The course covers the fundamental knowledge of cooperatives that all coop officers should have, as mandated by RA 9520.

  • April 27-28, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • June 1-2, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Goal Oriented Project Planning as Applied in Research and Development Projects

The course is intended for researchers, project leaders, and planners who are into research and development work in the agriculture, forestry, and natural resources sectors as well as those in the higher education institutions at various levels (community, national, regional). The course will equip the participants with tools and techniques in situational analysis; project design (applying logical framework analysis), preparation of work and resource plan; and crafting monitoring and evaluation system.

  • Five days (by arrangement)
  • Venue: CPAf-Knowledge Management Office Training Room
  • Course Fee: P 10,000 (covers training materials, two light snacks, and lunch)
  • Participant shoulders his/her travel/transportation and accommodation/board/lodging expenses as well as medical/accident/travel insurance
  • Course Coordinator: Dr. Jaine C. Reyes and Ms. Rueth T. Cabral
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  • Contact number: (049) 536 2453
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10

Governance and Management of Cooperative

The course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the Board of Directors and the General Manager in the practice of good governance and management, thereby enabling them to contribute to the effective operation of the cooperative as an economic and social enterprise.

  • May 4-5, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • June 15-16, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Lecture-Training on Selected Indigenous Plants from the Southern Tagalog Region of the Philippines

This non-degree course aims to promote utilization, commercialization and conservation of selected indigenous plants commonly seen in local communities and in the wild

  • Date duration and time schedule: half day (1 hr lecture)
  • Availability of the lecture-training is from December 2016 to March 2017 (if extension of the project is approved)
  • Venue: Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Course fee: None
  • Coordinators: Ryan Rodrigo P. Tayobong (project leader), Maria Charito E. Balladares (co-project leader), Fredric M. Odejar (research associate)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 536-2227

Participatory Community Vulnerability Assessment (PCVA) and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Plan

The participants will be able to increase knowledge on DRRM and gain analytical skill through mapping, vulnerability and adaptive capacity assessment and formulation of action plans.

  • 5 days (by arrangement)
  • P 10,000 per head
  • Coordinator: Dr. Emilia S. Visco
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-8409
  • Minimum number of participants required: 20

Policy Analysis Training for Watershed Management

The main objective of the workshop-training is to enhance the conceptual and practical knowledge of the Municipal/Provincial Legislative Council, Municipal Planning Officer, and Municipal Agricultural Officer in policy analysis toward an evidence based formulation of policies relating to watershed management. At the end of the training, the participants should be able to:

  • articulate the importance of policy and policy analysis with respect to watershed management;
  • apply selected tools and techniques in undertaking policy analysis for watershed management; and
  • draft ordinance or resolution for an integrated watershed management.

  • Four days (by arrangement)
  • P 10,000 (inclusive of food and accommodation)
  • Coordinator: Dr. Merlyne M. Paunlagui
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  • Contact number: (049) 536 3455
  • Minimum number of participants required: 20

R&D Management for Public and Non-Government Organizations

The course is intended for incumbent and potential R&D managers (starting from study leaders) to acquire knowledge and skills in managerial leadership; supervisory role; systematic managerial analysis; and project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

  • Five days (by arrangement)
  • P 10,000 (includes training materials, certificate, two light snacks, and lunch)
  • The participant shoulders his/her travel/transportation and accommodation/board/lodging expenses as well as medical/accident/travel insurance
  • Venue: CPAf-Knowledge Management Office Training
  • Coordinator: Dr. Jaine C. Reyes and Ms. Rueth T. Cabral
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  • Contact number: (049) 536 2453
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10

Risk Management

The course covers the risks, risk management and risk management plan, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of cooperative officers in identifying and assessing risks in lending and investing. 

  • May 17, 2017 (Wed): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 19, 2017 (Wed): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P1,200 inclusive of kit, 2 snacks, and 1 lunch
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Rooftop and Vertical Gardening for Food Production in Urban Communities

To promote alternative food/crop production and food security especially for city dwellers with limited space in urban areas, rooftop and vertical wall gardens.

  • Duration:One (1) day
  • Venue:Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Course fee: None
  • Coordinator: Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., Ms. Elena C. Ros, Mr. Aaron Dizon (Univ. Research Associate of the project)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 501-6649
  • Additional details: Speakers’ fees and participants' food must be shouldered by the requesting party (within UPLB)

Strengthening Agricultural Development Planning and Governance for Food Security

The objective of this training is intended for the planning officer and agricultural extension workers to understand the planning process and be able to apply it; to inlcude climate change and the possible effects of global trade in the agricultural development plan. The outputs of the training are the logical framework of analysis is a detailed action plan for the agricultural sector to attain food security.

  • Duration: 4 days (by arrangement)
  • Fee: P 10,000/participant (inclusive of food and accomodation)
  • Coordinator: Dr. Merlyne M. Paunlagui, Director, CSPPS, CPAf, UPLB
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  • Contact numbers: (049) 536 3455
  • Minimum number of participants required: 25

Training Course for the Municipal Technical Action Committee (MTAC)

This course was developed specifically for the Municipal Technical Action Committee (MTAC) to ensure that they have a common understanding of the various techniques to implement, monitor and evaluate development programs and sustain the operationalization of the BIDANI strategy at the municipal and barangay levels. The MTAC is composed of the heads and staff of the different municipal line agencies (MLAs). It has two parts with different training methodologies like lectures, discussions, workshops and field trips.

Topics

Part I. Training and Action Planning for MTAC (MTAC-TAP). It contains several training modules with steps on how to present the contents which also serve as trainer's guide.

Part II. Review and Action Planning for MTAC (MTAC-RAP). It also contains several training modules to the MTAC members develop their knowledge and skills monitoring, evaluation and reprogramming of integrated development plans.

Date, Duration and Time Schedules: 3 days, 1 day field trip

The training course is being offered year round to cater the needs of participants from different local government units (LGUs).

Venue, Course Fee and other requirements

Level 1. Training venue is at UPLB. The training fee is Php 7,000.00/pax (with board and lodging, excluding travel) Requirement: Updated barangay data for planning

Level 2. Training venue is at LGU. The training expenses will be shouldered by the requesting municipalityi ncluding the Php 500.00 per day honorarium per resource person

Minimum number of participants required: Not lower than 20 participants

Contact person

Course coordinator : Ms. Ana B. Castañeda
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Telephone/telefax No: (049)- 5363643

Training Course for the Program Planning and Implementation Committee or Barangay Development Council

This course was developed specifically for the PPIC/BDC to be able to come up with a realistic and worthy Barangay Integrated Development Plan (BIDP). The course also aims to share the importance of participatory, bottom-up planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in development at the barangay levs. The product BIDP contains all the sectoral plans of the community including plans for food and nutrition security, disaster risk-management and environmental management and protection. This course consists of six (6) modules. Different training methodologies like lectures, discussions, workshops and field trips will be used.

Date:

The training course is being offered year round to cater the needs of participants from different local government units (LGUs).

Duration:

4 days theoretical, 1 day field trip, 6 weeks BIDP preparation with technical assistance

Time Schedule: (as per request)

Venue, Course Fee and other requirements

Level 1. Training venue is at UPLB. The training fee is Php 8,500.00/pax (with board and lodging, excluding travel). Requirement: Updated barangay data for planning.

Level 2. Training venue is at barangay. The training expenses will be shouldered by the requesting barangay/municipality including the Php 500.00 per day honorarium per resource person.

Minimum number of participants required: Not lower than 20 participants

Contact person

Course coordinator : Ms. Ana B. Castañeda
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Telephone/telefax No: (049)- 5363643

Training Course on Barangay Management Information System

The course features significant pointers in setting up a Barangay Information System. It consists of modules to show the intended clientele on how to encode, validate, and update the data, and generate the tables which will eventually lead to an established barangay database and further enhance their capabilities on e-governance. This course serves as a tool for the local policy makers to have an evidence-based planning, monitoring, and evaluation of development programs/ projects/ activities of local government units.

Date:

The training course is being offered year round to cater the needs of participants from different local government units (LGUs).

Duration:

5 days

Time Schedule: (as per request)

Venue, Course Fee and other requirements

Venue is at UP Los Baños. Course fee is P9,200.00 per participant

Minimum number of participants required: Not lower than 20 participants

Contact person

Course coordinator : Ms. Charina P. Maneja
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Telephone/telefax No: (049)- 536-3643

Training of Agricultural Extension Workers in Using Climate Decision Support Tools in Agriculture

The training aims to strengthen capacity of agricultural extension workers (AEWs) to further appreciate and apply climate decision support tools to reduce risks in agriculture. Specifically, the participants will be exposed to climate forecasting and analysis, trained to input, process and analyze data using the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DWWAT) Model.

  • Duration: Three days (by arrangement)
  • Fee: P 7,500 (inclusive of food and accommodation)
  • Coordinator: Dr. Merlyne M. Paunlagui
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  • Contact number: (049) 536 3455
  • Minimum number of participants required: 25

Training of Trainers (TOT) on FSTP: An Alternative Extension Modality

To empower FSTP partner- agencies (DA, DAR, DENR, DOST, CHED-SUCs, DILG-LGUs, NGOs and other GOs) to operate and manage FSTP in their respective communities. Specifically, the participants should: a) internalize the principles and operational strategies of FSTP implementation; b) learn the basic principles and conduct of moral values formation, field experimentation from farm lay-outing, planting, the use of different experimental trials and treatments for corn and other crops under different cultural practices, data gathering, processing and analysis and progress reporting; c) identify potential institutional arrangements between and among concerned agencies in terms of resource complementation for FSTP implementation; d) formulate action plan for FSTP implementation in their respective areas of responsibilities; and e) recommend policies that are responsive to the needs of their communities for smooth FSTP implementation.

  • Date duration and time schedule: September 5-7 (Butuan), October 3-7 (Batanes), October 23-27 (VSU), November 13-17 (Naujan), November 7-9 (South Cotabato)
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: to be arranged
  • Coordinator: Ms. Guillerma Valencia
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  • Telephone/Telefax: (049) 536-3229; 536-2459
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10

Training on Edible Landscaping

The training aims to disseminate the Edible Landscaping (EL) technology towards attaining food security at the household level. It is composed of five to six major parts:
(1) Introduction and History of EL
(2) Lecture on the elements and principles of design
(3) Hands-on activity/application of the elements and principles of design
Lecture on design making, implementation and maintenance
(5) Hands-on activity/application of design, and
(6) implementation of design after modification.

  • Date duration and time schedule: 1-2 days (or 8 -16 hours)
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: Ornamental Crops Nursery, Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Speakers and participants' food must be shouldered by the requesting party (within UPLB)
  • Coordinator: Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. (Project Leader); Maria Charito E. Balladares, Norma G. Medina, Ryan Rodrigo P. Tayobong, Bryan V. Apacionado (Project Staff); Eliza C. Aquino, Jennica Amielle Mora, France Mae M. Sanchez (University Research Associates)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349-536-0716

Training on Production of Different Ornamental Plants

This training program consolidates the different production principles and methods for high-value ornamental plants.

  • Date duration and time schedule: Five (5) days
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: Orchid Nursery, Crop Production and Management Division, Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • This training can be integrated with other topics depending on the need of the client; Can have more hands-on activities; Includes visits to ornamental farms
  • Coordinator: Ms. Ma. Charito E. Balladares
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 536-2227

Trainors' Training on Local Agricultural Development Planning

The course aims to: a) enhance the knowledge of the participants on the basic philosophies, concepts and principles of participatory appraisal, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of agriculture and fishery development program; b) provide skills in utilizing tools and techniques of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) for planning; and c) provide skills in integrating barangay development plan to formulate the municipal and provincial plan.

  • Date duration and time schedule: to be arranged
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: to be arranged
  • Coordinator: Ms. Marianne R. de Luna
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  • Telephone/Telefax: (049) 536-3229; 536-2459
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10

Writing the History of your LGU: A Workshop on Local/Oral History and Socio-Political Studies in the Municipal and Provincial Levels

This is an intensive seminar-workshop on the fundamentals of historical research using approaches in the social sciences, the intended output is a narrative on the history of a community, town or province.

  • Schedule: June 26-30, 2017 (9:00 AM-12:00 NN and 1:00-5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Room 303, New CAS Building, UPLB
  • Course Fee: P2,500 per participant (inclusive of lunch, snacks and materials)
  • Minimum number of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Dwight David A. Diestro, Associate Professor of History (Chair, Department of Social Sciences)
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  • Contact number: (049) 536 3446; (049) 536 2440 (fax)