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ATI XII Getting Ready for ISO 9001:2015

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"

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.   

Local Clergy Celebrates Priesthood by Rewarding Ruralfolks with Best Edible Gardens

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 9:11am

 

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ATI XII Launches Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Family's Farm as Learning Site in General Santos City

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:36pm
GENERAL SANTOS CITY - The latest addition to ATI-certified Learning Site (LS) in Region XII is the EnviroGreen Village Educational Foundation, Inc. owned and managed by Mrs. Marcela Supsup. The learning site was launched last August 18, 2017 at Brgy. Katangawan, Gen. Santos City which was graced by Ms Shamcey Supsup-Lee, 2012 Miss World 3rd runner up winner and daughter of Mrs. Supsup, who led the cutting of the ribbon and unveiling of the tarpaulin signage. The launching was well attended by local dignitaries and guests coming from various government and private institutions.   During the launching, Center Director Abdul I. Daya-an delivered a Message being the guest speaker and awarded the certification before the activity ended. 

Gernil’s Farm Owner among Regional Gawad Saka Winners

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:24am

 The Department of Agriculture – RFO XII’s Regional Gawad Saka awarding ceremony held last August 10, 2017 at FB Hotel, Koronadal City produced 10 outstanding individuals and institutions that have commendable contribution in the field of agriculture. One of the regional winners was Mr. Gerardo Cordero chosen as the Regional Outstanding Coconut Farmer. Mr.

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TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND SOCIAL MOBILIZATION

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 1:52pm

 (Tier 2 Extension Support to the 22 priority Poorest Provinces of the Philippines)

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LIFT-UP Project takes off

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:27am

 The MOU signing for the JICA Livelihood Improvement for the Transformation of the Under-served Population (JICA-LIFT UP) Project on July 26-27, 2017 mark the beginning of a 3-year engagement between and among the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries-ARMM, Agricultural Training Institute, Bangsamoro Development Agency and the Local Government Units of South Upi, Mother Kabuntalan, Ampatuan and Pandag in Maguindanao.

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Kidapawan City PWDs gain Beautification Skills for any Occasion

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:25am

In line with the celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week which is being celebrated every third week of July, the Center was able to conduct the Training on Flower Arrangement and Table Skirting for Persons with Disability (PWDs).  Said activity was conducted on July 26-28, 2017 in Kidapawan City which was participated by about 30 PWDs in the area.  Most of them are deaf-mute students from the special education class of  Kidapawan City Central Pilot Elementary School in Kidapawan City, Cotabato Province.  The training was conduct

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Norala Rice Farmers say "No to Synthetic"

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:16am

 The continuous application of chemosynthetic fertilizer in rice for decades has led to the decrease in soil productivity. The yield of rice becomes less and less despite increased rate of inorganic fertilizer application. This is mainly because the organic matter content of the soil has already been depleted which affects the availability of soil nutrients for the plant. Thus the organic way of producing food as stipulated under Executive Order 481 (2005) is being promoted to improve and hasten soil nutrient availablity.
 

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ATI XII grabs Most Energetic Contingent in T’nalak Festival Thematic Parade

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:33am

South Cotabato has been the home of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Region XII. July is South Cotabato Province’s celebration of the foundation anniversary dubbed as T’nalak Festival.
 

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Awarding of the P1M to LGU Lambayong for 2016 Rice Achievers Award

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 4:06pm

One of the winners of the of the 2016 Rice Achievers Award goes to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat.  LGU-Lambayong is the lone winner of Region XII.  As a winner, LGU Lambayong will receive a PhP 1,000,000.00 cash prize to be facilitated by ATI-XII.  The prize won by LGU Lambayong will be in the form of a project grant based on what they would want to use it.  In this case, LGU Lambayong proposed to renovate its training center including the installation of amenities and audio visual facilities therein.  The LGU gave the responsibility

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ATI-XII reaches out to displaced families from Marawi City

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:35pm

     The on-going war between the government forces and the Maute group displaced thousands of Marawi City residents.  Some families went as far as Manila and in the Visayas to avoid being caught in the crossfire.   Some of them, about 150 individuals escaped to Gen. Santos City (GSC) and took temporary shelter particularly in Barangay Labangal. 
 

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JAECAAP holds Organizational Meeting

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:32pm

       Successful scholars in Region XII who have been sent to Japan under the auspices of the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC), Young Filipino Farmers Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ), and International Agricultural Exchange Association (IAEA) who, in one way or another, were assisted and facilitated by ATI was called to ATI-XII Regional Office in Tantangan for the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council Alumni Association of the Philippines (JAECAAP) Organizational Meeting last May 16, 201

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Organic Vegetable Landscaping for North Cotabato Farmers

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:16pm

Public awareness and interest on how food is produced organically is an increasing concern for today’s society.  Vegetable organic production has become widespread mainly because of health issues.  Even in the farmer level, however, organic production requires a different approach than traditional farming production methods if one desires sustainability and higher production output. 

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Adding Flare to Organic Vegetable Garden

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 3:43pm

Organic vegetable production is already a widespread farming system in the Philippines but confined mostly on small-scale and part-time farming operations.  Only few individuals are into commercial scale production considering the size of the farm every Filipino farmer owned.  Usually, farmers produce organic vegetables for their own consumption.  They sell some only when there is surplus out of their produce.

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RBO Empowerment for Countryside Development in Region XII

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 3:39pm

Rural-based Organizations (RBOs) are important partners in countryside development.  Organizing them into formal and self-help groups is essential in empowering and strengthening themselves.

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Effort and Efficiency : ATI XII accomplishes all targets in Regular Program for the 1st half of 2017

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 8:37am

Since 1986, ATI exists with a mission of empowering and building capacities of agriculture and fishery stakeholders for sustainable development.  To realize this, ATI provides training courses for the major agricultural commodities, such as rice, corn, high value crops, livestock and organic agriculture, among others. 

 

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Soap to Provide Another Source of Income for Inmates

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:37pm

 For people who have spare time for whatever gainful activities, there is nothing more fun than spending the day doing soap making to while away time and as a source of income. To make the inmates and jail officers of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) busy, a Training on Soap Making was realized last March 20-22, 2017 at BJMP General Santos City.
 

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