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Aug 27 2014

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center VI (ATI-RTC VI) recently got the full support of the provincial government of Capiz for its School-on-the-Air (SOA) Program.

There is no doubt that Governor Victor A. Tanco has a lot on his plate in terms of running Capiz. However, agriculture is the one closes to his heart because it is the primary source of income of his people.

Aug 06 2014

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The blended learning approach for training courses is an emerging trend in the agriculture and fisheries sector.  The traditional face-to-face training is complemented by taking one or more online courses that can aid on the participant's learnings.

Aug 01 2014

DILIMAN, Quezon City – With the 2015 ASEAN economic integration fast approaching and the continuing globalization of agricultural systems, it is imperative that reaching small farmers and empowering them with enhanced public extension system through marketing and entrepreneurship messages be made priority.

Jul 08 2014

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Eight months after Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines and caused major damage to the provinces of Samar and Leyte, humanitarian aid to the victims are still abundantly coming in from the different organizations. However, the focus now is giving aid that will have a more sustainable effect that will benefit the victims for a longer period of time.

Jul 04 2014

In its pursuit to develop a new breed of extension workers whose specialization is on rice production technologies, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) came up with a naming contest that will be referred to the new rice extensionists.

Jun 27 2014

QUEZON CITY, Philippines -- In the recent e-Government survey of the United Nations among its 193 member countries, South Korea ranked number 1 with best initiatives specifically on online public service delivery, e-participation of its contituents, collaborative governance, mobile delivery, digital inclusion and open government data.

Philippines is not lagging behind as it ranked 95th among these countries worldwide with best e-government initiatives and 54th in terms of citizen participation.

ATI Director Asterio Saliot

Aug 15 2014

The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) recently committed in granting loan...

Aug 13 2014

Dir. Asterio Saliot summarizes ATI's achievements for the first semester of 2014.

Aug 03 2014

“Bahay kubo kahit munti, ang halaman doon ay sari-sari…” – a total of...


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 Defying most conventional beliefs on agriculture and challenging traditional farming system, he dared to demonstrate that growing food and eating them fresh in one’s backyard can be done---regardless of location and circumstances.


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Pat Acosta, A Pioneer in Organic Farming in Benguet (photo by Ben Natividad)

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Pat Acosta can be considered a peculiar farmer.

This statement can be a little bit exaggerated but no one can deny that he is one of the pioneers in the emergence of organic agriculture in the province of Benguet. If one examines the methods he uses in his farming it may be as he terms it “going back to the basics of agriculture,” where farming shouldn’t be as complicated as it may seem now. Organic farming according to Acosta can be described as simple farming, no need for chemical fertilizers as well as pesticides and all you need to worry about is the health of your soil.