News From the Field:
Building 21st Century Farmers,
BASS Members Participate
Earlier this month 10 members of the Benguet Association of Seed Savers (BASS)
participated in a three-day computer training course. This training was co-hosted by the
Municipality of Tubaly and the Regional Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).
All of the participating farmers lacked experience with computers prior to this course. Throughout the three-days they learned the parts of a computer, how they work, and how to put a computer back together. They also learned how to conduct basic
internet research and b
y the end of the course they created and edited basic word
documents, learned to perform operations in Excel, and made three page PowerPoint Presentations. All of these skills will be put to good use as
BASS farmers continue to design and teach Seed School and other organic farming trainings to their peers.
We are honored to help bridge the technology gap for our farmers and ensure they gain the skills necessary to enhance their farming and their lives as a whole!