ATI Director Asterio Saliot

Apr 06 2015

BASILAN -- Muslim fishers with bonnets on their heads and a rifle hanged on their chest speedily...

Mar 17 2015

“Learning by doing,” - a phrase constantly reiterated by Dr. Asterio P. Saliot, Director of...

Mar 13 2015

"I fear that our culture, the Filipino culture will be put to oblivion,” a matter which...

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May 14 2015

QUEZON CITY – A second batch of scholars from the various units of the Department of Agriculture (DA) successfully completed their Masters degree in Public Management, Major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). This said batch produced nine graduates namely: Fabian S. Aldiano of DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) VIII; Yvette T. Avellaneda, Hannibal P. Bayo-ang, Cherry Vic R. Cadiz, Victorino Z. Guillermo, Ruth B. Omandam, and Marie Mercedita J.

May 11 2015

SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija -- The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) partakes in the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Project: RCM Extensive Deployment and Monitoring Planning Workshop for CY 2015-2016. The activity is a collaboration between the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and ATI and International Rice Research Institute.

The RCM Project is a decision support tool that provides irrigated and rain fed rice farmers with location-specific crop management recommendations to increase production and income.

Apr 15 2015

DILIMAN, Quezon City- “Willing ba tayong gumawa ng mga bagay at magplano para sa ibang tao, sa ating kapwa at sa bansa?” a challenge given by ATI Director Asterio P. Saliot to the stakeholders who attended the National Consultation- Workshop on the Development of the National Extension Agenda and Programs (NEAP) for 2017-2022.

Apr 06 2015

DILIMAN, Quezon City – One of the foremost challenges that the agriculture and fisheries sector now is the delivery of needed knowledge to the countryside. From the Philippines to the majority of the Southeast Asian nations, bringing the needed knowledge to the grassroots have been proven to be a daunting task. Taking advantage of the technology breakthroughs and innovative practices to solve this problem is the primary focus of agricultural countries.

Apr 01 2015

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Seven new online courses on Slaughter goat production is set to be offered through the e-Learning for agriculture and fisheries later this year.

Mar 25 2015

DILIMAN, Quezon City--- In its pursuit to develop and strengthen the corn industry in the Philippines through the Agri-Pinoy Corn Program, the Department of Agriculture (DA) came up with the National Quality Corn Achievers Award (NQCAA) that aims to recognize the top performing Local Government Units (LGUs) and DA-Regional Field Offices (DA-RFOs) in their initiatives to uplift the welfare of smallholder farmers.

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Book: Macropropagation Techniques for Priority Tree Species

The rapidly depleting forest cover and the frequent occurrence of calamities due to flooding have prompted the Philippine government to issue an indefinite log ban in the country under Executive Order No.23 "Declaring moratorium on the cutting and Harvesting of Timber in the Natural and Residual Forests and Creating the Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force". This will give time for the natural environment to recuperate and industries relying on wood as materials seek possible alternative sources.

first featured at ATI Interactive

 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.


New ideas and technologies spread differently across cultures.  As stated in Everett Rogers’ book Diffusion of Innovation, there are four main elements that influence this process: the innovation, communication channels, time, and social system.  As such, adoption of a new technology significantly depends on the dynamics of these elements.