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Sep 06 2014

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Intending to enhance supervisory skills of middle level managers in the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently conducted Training on High Impact Presentations.

Sep 04 2014

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the government in celebrating the 114th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service this September.

With the theme “Tapat na Serbisyo, Alay ko dahil Lingkod Bayani ako,” the month-long anniversary celebration aims to promote, showcase and celebrate heroism in public service. It also serves to encourage and inspire government employees in their journey as servant-heroes or lingcod-bayani.

Aug 28 2014

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Ensuring the delivery of quality extension services in agriculture and fisheries by continuously improving its system and operation, the Agricultural Training Institute has successfully obtained ISO 9001:2008 Certification for its Central Office’s Quality Management System.

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 16 2014

TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan--- The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), together with the Pambanasang Mananalon, Maguuma, Magbabaul, Magsasaka ng Pilipinas (P4MP), a prominent farmers' organization nationwide, holds its 15th National Congress to intensify its nationwide advocacy campaign in improving farm productivity and making Filipino farmers globally competetive.

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.

ATI Director Asterio Saliot

Sep 15 2014

Trickling down and expanding diversely in the different regions, the Agricultural...

Aug 15 2014

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

Aug 13 2014

Dr. Asterio P. Saliot, Director of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), presented the...


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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.