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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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Ladderized Training on Agricultural Machinery Operation Concluded

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:22pm

USTP-CLAVERIA, CLAVERIA, MISAMIS ORIENTAL--- Attended by 23 agricultural engineers from different Local Government Units (LGUs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and private sectors, a Ladderized Training on Agricultural Machinery Operation RMO NC II transpired for its first batch, Phase II & III.

Participants have undergone different practical trainings and simulations of different rice machines such as tractors with implement, rice mill, flat bed dryer, hand tractor, rice thresher, power sprayer and knapsack sprayer from MOSCAT Farm, Claveria, Misamis Oreintal.

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Pushing the Youth Forward through Agriculture

ATI in Central Luzon - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 1:54pm

Distracted with the rise of new technologies, children are veering away from agriculture. Some cannot see the significance of agriculture – being dirty and all. Some cannot even identify crops or plants without seeing their fruits.

Luckily, in a town located in Tarlac, agriculture is still being taught to the youth.

A native from Ramos, Tarlac, Mr. Melecio Reguindin, Jr., a computer teacher turned full-time farmer, approached the agriculture teachers in Guiteb Elementary School and shared to them ways on how to improve the activities for the children.

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Pearl of Palayan City: Model Farming Family

ATI in Central Luzon - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 1:48pm

Palayan City is home to two of Nueva Ecija’s prime products—Blast (calamansi juice drink) and Palaman –C (calamansi jam). Apart from these citrus-based items, Palayan is  also the home of a family members' whose interest in agriculture was embedded early on in their bloodline. Each one believes that farming is made easier when  everyone in the family  works together.

Pearl of Palayan

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ATI XII Getting Ready for ISO 9001:2015

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 1:16pm

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato - Intent on giving importance to quality services and wanting to achieve higher operating efficiency, ATI-XII who has been an ISO organization since last year (ISO 9001:2008) would want to go further by leveling up into ISO 9001:2015 standards. 

  As a certified ISO 9001 quality management system, ATI-XII personnel proved that the quality of its services rose and consequently improved the working atmosphere and reduced the pressure of work among themselves.  More so, being an accredited ISO organization, there were clear processes, structures, tasks and responsibilities throughout the entire organization.   In preparation for the leveling up, ATI-XII, in coordination with ATI-CO, held the 2-day ISO Coaching and Technical Guidance to its staff with ISO consultant Mr. Allan Fabella and two other ATI-CO staff last Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2017 at the regional office in Tantangan, South Cotabato.  After 2 days, Mr. Fabella announced that the Center achieved 6 NCs and 9 OFIs which meant that the Center is again ready for the actual ISO evaluation this November 2017.   

ATI XII Invades North Cotabato's "Kalivungan Festival"

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 1:12pm
KIDAPAWAN CITY, Cotabato - The weeklong Kalivungan Festival of North Cotabato kicked off last August 28, 2017 at the Provincial Capitol grounds in Amas, Kidapawan City.  The annual festival celebrated by the Cotabateňos started with a street parade within the grounds of the Provincial Capitol attended by various LGU contingents, line agencies, government and non-government organizations.  This was followed by the opening of the exhibit booths near the national highway which was graced by Sen. Cynthia Villar as the guest speaker.    The term “kalivungan” was coined from the indigenous Manobo word which means “gathering”, either for thanksgiving or inter-tribal dialogues.  This year’s festival showcased once again the province’s diverse ethnicities, natural heritage and agro-industrial products.    ATI-XII based in Tantangan, South Cotabato and with two satellite Centers in Kabacan and Midsayap, both located in North Cotabato, participated by occupying a booth where it showcased the Center’s extension activities through the printed tarpaulin displays and non-stop video showing of what ATI is all about and its extension activities in the region highlighting its accredited Learning Sites (LS), School for Practical Agriculture (SPA), and Farm Tourism sites.   

Sen. Cynthia Villar herself paid a visit to ATI-XII’s booth along with Hon. Governor “Lala” Taliňo-Mendoza and other dignitaries.  Sen. Villar even collected several copies of various reading materials on display.  The Center distributed thousands of leaflets, brochures and other IEC materials during the festivity which lasted until September 1, 2017.   

Being Productive, Magsasaka Siyentista Association Holds Third Quarter Meeting

ATI in Cagayan Valley - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:23am

CABAGAN, Isabela.  “Being a Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) is challenging. You are the umbrella organization among other RBOs of ATI.  You should always have unique practices and/or technologies that are worth emulating by other farmers.”  These are the words of Dr. Jimmy Abarabar during a short opening program of the Magsasaka Siyentista meeting. 

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Climate Change Focals and Information Officers Expose on DRR Policy Actions in Agri-fishery Extension, ATI-CRA Project Status Levels Off

ATI in Cagayan Valley - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:19am

DILIMAN, Quezon City.  Disaster preparedness and readiness are encouraged to all sectors.  Climate change focal persons and information officers of the ATI network were convened for a national updates on the DA’s Disaster Risk Reduction Policy Actions in Agriculture and Fishery Extension (AFE) cum ATI Climate Resilient

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Lupi Gets Cacao Training

ATI in Bicol - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:02pm
A participant tries his hand in grating of cacao seedling.

LUPI, Camarines Sur- The goal of the municipality of Lupi to be a major player in the cacao industry gets a boost through the training held by the Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center 5 (ATI-RTC 5) on Cacao Production and Processing with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).

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New breed of AEWs to bring development in rice-producing communities

ATI in Caraga - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:26pm

 Twenty agricultural extension workers (AEWs) in Caraga region are on their way to becoming new breed of rice extensionists, otherwise known as Agricultural Development Officers of the Community (AgRiDOC). 

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Training of trainers on cacao production on the go!

ATI in Caraga - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:00pm

 A total of 25 Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) from the five provinces in the region participated in the Season-Long Training of Trainers (TOT) on cacao production. It aims on enhancing the AEWs’ knowledge, attitude and skills in producing and processing cacao as trainers in their respective localities. 

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Local Clergy Celebrates Priesthood by Rewarding Ruralfolks with Best Edible Gardens

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 9:11am


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30 AEWs attend Training of Trainers on Extension Delivery System

ATI in Caraga - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:09pm

 Reaching out, building dreams, changing lives – this line is not only ATI’s motto but also our job as extensionists. These are the words of Robert T. Poculan Jr., Center Director of the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center XIII (ATI-Caraga), during his welcome message to the participants of the Training of Trainers on Extension Delivery System for Farm Family Agricultural Productivity last August 22-25, 2017 at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Pastoral Center, Ampayon, Butuan City.

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4th RAFEN 1 Symposium marks a milestone for the Network

ATI in Ilocandia - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:02pm
The participants of the 4th RAFEN 1 symposium

Batac City, Ilocos Norte - Despite the tormenting rain and flood, 250 delegates were able to join the 4th RAFEN 1 symposium on August 2-3, 2017 at the Mariano Marcos State University, City of Batac, Ilocos Norte. These include AFE stakeholders from the RAFEN member agencies, Provincial and Local Government Units of the Region and the 1 SIKAT - an association of farmer-cooperators of ATI Learning Sites, Schools for Practical Agriculture, Farm Tourism Sites, and Extension Service Providers.

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Kapatid Agri-Mentor Me Program launches in Region 02

ATI in Cagayan Valley - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:03am

TUGUEGARAO CITY. The Department of Agriculture (DA) launched the Kapatid Agri-Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) in Region 02 last July 31, 2017 at the DA-Cagayan Valley Integrated Agricultural Laboratory (DA-CVIAL) in Tuguegarao City.
The event was organized by the Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center 02 and DA-Regional Field Office 02 in partnership with the Philippine Chamber of Entrepreneurs (PCE) Go Negosyo.

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Gulay-aralan sa Himpapawid now on the Airwave

ATI in Cagayan Valley - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:51am

Santiago City.  Climate change and ASEAN economic integration are the major challenges we Filipinos are facing at present.  The farming sector are the one’s greatly affected.  In response to these challenges, various programs of the government are focused in activities that will help the agriculture and fisheries sector cope with the demands of time. 

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HANDOG Program Beneficiaries Trained on Sustainable Livestock Production

ATI in Cagayan Valley - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:41am

SAN MATEO, Isabela.  “Give man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach him how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime”. This inspires the implementation of Hatid ng ATI Na Dunong Oportunidad at Gabay (HANDOG) Program in two pilot sites in Gamu, Isabela and Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya.

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Going Bananas for Saba, Training on Production & Pest Management Held

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:11pm
Mr. Rodulfo R. Caballero of LRC Farm shares his personal experience regarding cultural practices of banana and its utilization.

City Agriculture Office, Gingoog City--- The need to provide the banana farmers of Gingoog City the management practices for banana to enhance production has been timely since “Bugtok” is the culprit why they have decreased yield. “Bugtok” is a disease caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas solanacearum which affects mostly the Saba or Cardaba variety of banana.

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MoCa Family Farm RLearning Center Launch as Private Extension Service Provider

ATI in CaLaBaRZon - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:20am

Padre Garcia, Batangas- To extend excellent extension services in CALABARZON, MoCA Family Farm RLearning Center was formally launched as ATI IV-A’s Private Extension Service Provider (ESP) last August 11, 2017 in Brgy. Castillo, Padre Garcia, Batangas. This places MoCA farm as the third accredited ESP in the region.  

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