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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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25 AEWs undergo research training

ATI in Central Visayas - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 4:22pm
AEWs during one of the guided-workshop

TAGBILARAN CITY. - In response to the need in conducting research and extension, 25 agricultural extension workers from the provinces of Siquijor and Bohol attended the three-day Capability Enhancement Training on Data Gathering, Analysis, Interpretation and Report Writing on March 22-24, 2017 at BPSTEA Conference Hall, Tamblot Street, Tagbilaran City conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 7.

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2nd Batch of FBS Graduates in MF, Bukidnon Generate New Roster of Agripreneurs

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:39pm
TCS-I Maria Lydia A. Echavez in her message conveys the importance of being focus to customer satisfaction and product quality.

Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon---The Farm Business School (FBS) as one of the extension activities of the institute is geared towards entrepreneurship and marketing of farmers’ products with the intention to integrate Climate Smart Agriculture into the fold as regional training centers are tasked to assist farmers not only become market-oriented, but also climate-smart.

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Batch 2 RCM Trainees gear up for 2017 target interviews

ATI in Eastern Visayas - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:49am

As one of the implementers of the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) program, the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 8 in collaboration with DA-RFO 8 rolls out RCM to extension workers from municipalities in Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, and Samar. RCM is a service that enables irrigated and lowland rice farmers in the Philippines with a crop and nutrient management guideline from RCM to receive in-season reminders and advice through SMS. This will help improve the production of farmers in their rice fields.

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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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ATI in SOX Goes Beyond Boundaries to Secure support for AgriDOC Implementation in Municipalities

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:13am

ATI in SOX remains committed in its goal to assist AgRiDOC trainees in the implementation of all learning they have attained during the season-long training.

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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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Pomology on the GO : AgriDOC to Grow More Fruit Trees

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:48am

AgRiDOC trainees of the on-going AgriDOC training were trained on Pomology or the science of growing fruit. The topic covered lecture-discussion on the sexual and different asexual propagation techniques of fruit trees.  

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Small Talk Big Impact : AgRiDOC Trainees and Farmers engage in a Stress Free Discussion

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:32am

One unique activity of the AgRiDOC training is the conduct of AgRiKapihan. This activity is a simple gathering of AgRiDOC trainee's and farmers, usually composed of around 25-30 individuals, who will talk about the different issues and concerns in rice farming over a cup of coffee and pandesal.

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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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