The MBRLC believes that one of the practical
ways of helping develop the countryside is through the training courses on
simple farming technologies. The following courses are available:
Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT 1)
Simple Agro-Livestock Technology (SALT 2)
Sustainable Agroforest Land Technology (SALT 3)
Small Agrofruit Livelihood Technology (SALT 4)
Food Always In The Home (FAITH) Gardening
Fruit Trees Production (durian, rambutan, lanzones,
mangosteen, calamansi, Barbados cherry, etc.)
Sexual and Asexual propagation of Plants
Growing Seeds for Hedgerows
Growing Coffee and Cacao
Growing Bamboo, Rattan, and Trees
Growing Vegetables (eggplant, tomato, okra, squash,
Fish and Poultry
Family Health, Extension and Community Development
Raising Chicken (layers and broilers)
Raising Goats and Rabbits
Making Livestock Ration
Keeping Family Healthy
Taking Care of the Family During Illness
Growing Basic First Aid
Growing and Using Herbal Plants
Extending Agricultural Technology for Rural
Doing Community Development
Starting Community Newsletter
Number of Participants
Number of Days per Training
To give closer supervision to individual trainees and to provide more time for "hands-on"
training, only 25-35 participants are allowed in a class or group.
Normally, a course could be completed within 1-2 days. However, the whole training duration is very
flexible as it depends upon the needs and interests of the trainees. A
general training with five courses may be completed within five days
(Monday to Friday). The trainees themselves design their own curricula and
The trainers/resource persons
are composed of a team of experienced staff members of the MBRLC.
Generally, the training will
be dialogic and experiential. The training will have lectures (25%) but
emphasis would be on "hands-on" in the fields, barns, and pens
When training dates are confirmed, a down payment of P50.00 per person is required (payable to the MBRLC). This down payment confirms the schedule. Full payment will be made at the last day of the training proper.
The trainees themselves are responsible for all transportation, health care and other sundry expenses incurred during the training. Below are the financial requirements. Please take note that prices here are subject to change without prior notice. Also,
food for the group may be negotiated with a caterer (P175-P200 per day, inclusive of three meals and two snacks).
* With complete biddings
Field trip transportation**
Contour hedge species
Please make advance reservation through the sales office for other plants, seeds, seedlings and livestock orders. See Mrs. Ellen L. Laquihon or Mrs. Linda
Center's House Rules
Smoking, drinking of alcoholic beverages and
gambling are strictly not allowed.
The center is NOT responsible for loss of any articles belonging to the trainees. Contact the business office if you have some belongings for safekeeping.
For safety's sake, only flashlights are allowed for extra lighting.
No picking of fruits, flowers, leaves, etc.
No writing or posting of bills on walls, benches, posts, beds, barns, trees, etc.
Throw your garbage and other trashes to the trash cans.
A curfew hour is observed from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.