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Samar Farmers Learn IDOFS

ATI in Eastern Visayas - Sat, 10/12/2019 - 11:32am

Thirty-two (32) participants, mostly farmers, had ‘ground operations’ on the training titled Integrated Diversified Organic Farming System (IDOFS) conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center VIII (ATI-RTC 8) on October 3-8, 2016 at La Granja de Reyna Farms, Brgy. Bagacay, Tacloban City. The training aimed for the participants to learn and gain knowledge and skills on IDOFS and utilize it as a small-scale enterprise.

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More staff acquires skill on module development

ATI in Caraga - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:51pm
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Two staff of ATI-Caraga completed the four-day Training on Module Development at the Rural Development and Education Center (RDEC), ATI-Central Office, Diliman, Quezon City last March 14-17, 2017. Ms. Violeta Laguna, TS II, and Mr. Jason Jampac, ISS staff, comprised the 1st batch of participants for 2017. The modules they developed were “Training Module on Making Organic Fertilizers” and “Training Module on Basic Journalism for AEWs and ESPs”. 

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Together We Can Change the World: Training of Facilitators on Farm Business School (FBS)

ATI in CaLaBaRZon - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:13pm

Bacoor, Cavite- The Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A formed thirty (30) new  driven and diverse FBS facilitators for the Calabarzon Region. The group was a mixture of Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs), employees from the National Government Agencies, State Universities and Colleges and farm owners. Majority of the group were farm owners which added a lively and inspiring twist during the 10 – day training.

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ATI, Sorsogon Ink MOU on Poverty Alleviation

ATI in Bicol - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:56pm
Governor Robert Lee- Rodrigueza (seated-center) and ATI-RTC 5 OIC Vivien Carable (seated-right) sign the MOU on T2 ES22PPP

SORSOGON CITY, Sorsogon- The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 5 (ATI-RTC 5) and the provincial government of Sorsogon has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards alleviating poverty in the province. 

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Banking on the community spirit for seed preservation

ATI in Eastern Visayas - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:29pm

The changing environment poses a threat to food production. Without a stable seed supply, farmers will not be able to plant crops hence affecting the already dwindling food supply for an ever-increasing populace. Members of the community, especially farmers, have big roles when it comes to community seed banking. As such, farmers and Agricultural technicians need to gain knowledge and skills in seed preservation. 

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March is Rabies Awareness Month

ATI in CaLaBaRZon - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:18am

Pila, Laguna – In accordance with the Presidential Executive Order No. 84 signed by former President Joseph Estrada, March is observed as Rabies Awareness Month. The Office for Agricultural Services – Pila in coordination with the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPV) – Laguna conducted the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Rabies in Pakil Elementary School and Kabulusan National High School Extension in Pakil, Laguna on March 15, 2017. Dr. Heferson O.

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ATI 8 co-sponsors Rootcrops Cookfest

ATI in Eastern Visayas - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:14am

The Rootcrop Cookfest was one of the attractions during the 40th Founding Anniversary  of the Philippine Rootcrops Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) in the Visayas State University on March 20-21, 2017.

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SOA Pinakbet set in Ilocos Sur

ATI in Ilocandia - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:02pm

Candon City, Ilocos Sur – As part of the continuing effort to improve farm production in the region, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center I (ATI-RTC I) introduced the School on-the-Air (SOA) on Sustainable Lowland Vegetable Production for a Climate Smart and Resilient Agriculture in the province of Ilocos Sur.

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Caraga AEWs undergo Region-wide Training for RCM Use and Operations

ATI in Caraga - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:59pm
Mr. Babanto briefed participants all about RCM

Twenty-four (24) Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) in Caraga currently trained for the use and operation of the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) in the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Caraga, Los Angeles, Butuan City on March 20-23, 2017.  

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RAFEN 1 sets path for 2017 onwards

ATI in Ilocandia - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:34pm

Batac City, Ilocos Norte - The Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Network 1 (RAFEN 1) held its first quarter meeting to craft the 2017-2021 work plans for the Convergence Initiative Program entitled: “Timpuyog idiay Away Dur-as inna Iburay” or “Damayan sa Barangay, Ginhawa Ibibigay”. The meeting conducted at ATI-RTC 1 Satellite Training Center, Batac City, Ilocos Norte last March 16-17, 2017 was attended by thirty five (35) RAFEN member representatives including guests agencies like DOST and DSWD.

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Strengthening Ties and Partnership with CMU

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:48am
TCS-II Angelito Y. Quirog stresses the important role of the youth in the agriculture sector and nation building.

Musuan, Bukidnon---Rising up to the challenge of harnessing the youth to become a potent force in the field of agriculture, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X) in collaboration with Central Mindanao University (CMU) mounted a Career Guidance coupled with Team Building as a means to prepare the students in their chosen career path.

Training Center Superintendent-II Angelito Y. Quirog delivered his speech to around a thousand Aggies students, who flocked to the University Convention Center (UCC) of CMU in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon.

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Rice Crop Manager is now on version 2.03

ATI in CaLaBaRZon - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:07am

Calamba City, Laguna- Rice Crop Manager or most commonly known as RCM is on version of 2.03. The Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) tool has been upgraded and improved to Rice Crop Manager Advisory Service (RAS) last 2016. 

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Four Batches of Appreciation Forum Conducted for Municipal Agriculturists and Sangguniang Bayan Committee on Agriculture Chairmen in Region 02

ATI in Cagayan Valley - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:58pm

SAN MATEO, ISABELA. The goal of Philippine Agriculture is food sufficiency and poverty reduction. To attain these goals, food producers – the farmers, must be encouraged to be productive and to increase their production to support the growing population of the country.

Moreover, strategies to increase production and income of the farmers as a result of series of researches are being implemented in support to this endeavor.

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Becoming Climate Resilient Communities

ATI in Cagayan Valley - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:22pm

Quezon City.  As Dr. Luz Taposok, ATI Director said in her video message during the opening program that climate change is already an acknowledged phenomenon in the country, that’s why different agencies have its strategies and interventions in mainstreaming climate change.

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Partner-Agencies convene for the 1st Quarter RAFEN meeting

ATI in Caraga - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 6:16pm
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 The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13 successfully conducted the 1st Quarter RAFEN meeting on March 17, 2017. This was well represented by the personnel from the National partner-agencies, Local Government Units (LGUs) and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).

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A Call for a Harmonized High Value Crops Development Program with Stakeholders

ATI in Cagayan Valley - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:22pm

SAN MATEO, ISABELA.  “We are looking forward for a more dynamic cooperation and more productive HVCDP program implementation,” this was the statement of Mr. Renato Maguigad, TCS II  of ATI-RTC 02 during the Consultation and Harmonization Workshop of the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP). 

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Calbayog rice farmers reoriented on Hybrid Rice Production

ATI in Eastern Visayas - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:33pm

Food sufficiency remains a continuing challenge for our government since the 1980s, with our country importing rice to augment domestic production. One major factor in achieving food security is a sustainable and efficient rice production system. Hybrid rice technology is a key strategy for increasing rice production and achieving food security and rice self-sufficiency. However, hybrid rice production requires a thorough understanding of various practices to minimize costs and maximize returns.

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AgRiDOC in SOX delivers New Breed of Extension to Farmer of Sarangani

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:44pm

AgRiDOC trainees of  ATI-XII conducted ocular inspection and field test of the rice doctor mobile application in the municipality of Maitum, Sarangani Province last February 11, 2017.
The 1-hectare farm visited was owned by Mr. Julito C. Ramirez, a native of Maitum and a farmer practitioner for almost 35 years. During the field walk, various rice diseases were observed by the training participants, to wit; bacterial leaf blight (BLB) and sheath blight, among others. There was also visible damage caused by rodents.

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Samareños of Calbayog City get to know Sikat Saka (Batch 3 Briefing)

ATI in Eastern Visayas - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:14am

Being one of the implementers of the Sikat-Saka program briefing, the Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center 8 together with other  DA - attached agencies, once again oriented prospect borrowers on the guidelines and processes involved in availing of the loan program as well as capability building that would enhance their financial management skills based on their prepared farm plan and budget. 

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Don't fly solo

The AgExtension Blogs - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 8:54am

Like the rest of the RTCs, we aren't spared from numbers this year. We have to conduct nth times training and other extension activities. There are things to do in preparation for the ISO 9001:2015. We will be implementing a program for the 22 provinces with high incidence of poverty, and in our region, it's the province of Leyte and the three provinces in Samar Island. We have on-going rehabilitation of our facility. These make our hands full and overflowing.

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