DA conducts training on utilization of farm machineries
In its aggressive implementation of rice mechanization program, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has conducted training on the utilization of rice machineries, following its provision of some farm machineries and equipment to eligible farmers’ associations.
DA said the major responsibility of the recipient is to ensure that these machineries are always in good condition for their optimum utilization and benefits.
Thus, the DA, in coordination with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), is conducting training on basic operations and proper maintenance of those machineries.
During these trainings, officials of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (Philmech) will discuss the principles and system of land preparation; tractor and implements operation and maintenance; occupational health and safety procedures; safety measures in farm operations.
They will also discuss the operations and maintenance of combine harvester. A brief lecture on flatbed dryer and rice mill operations will also be given in the succeeding days.