Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Aurora e-village roadshow going-on

NORTHERN, Aurora, March 2, 2011-Farmers and villagers in Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan here watch out for the Aurora e-village Roadshow which started yesterday until March 3 where the event serves as a jumpstart of Aurora e-village (Phase II) in the said areas which are facilitated by the Development workers from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), and Provincial Government of Aurora (PGA).

The project came into reality through the efforts of Senator Edgardo J. Angara where the roadshow is expected to facilitate stakeholders’ awareness of the project and the various agricultural information services that they can access through Information and Communication Technologies or ICTs. The provision of ICT wares and infrastructure is just one of the project’s components.

The Aurora e-village website ( and Aurora e-village Text Center (3914400 for Smart Subscribers and 0908-896-8278 for other networks) are among the services highlighted during the activity, saying that these e-services are developed specifically for the benefit of Aurora stakeholders. The participants experience computer hands-on activity and win freebies from collaborating agencies.

Last year, the Phase I of the e-village was officially launched in Baler, Maria Aurora, Dipaculao, and San Luis followed by related activities such as project orientations for other stakeholders, ICT trainings, kiosk management seminars, and livelihood seminars.

The Aurora e-village Project aimed to give farmers the opportunity to have easier access to farm and market online information that will help them improve productivity, build stakeholders’ capability to retrieve and use information significant to their farming lives. (Jason de Asis) 

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