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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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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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For Equality in Many Fields : Raising Awareness to Gender Sensitivity

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:29pm

 In the distant past, few progresses were made towards the emancipation of women. Before, men hold the biggest part in imposing rules and decisions. The control of the economic, political, and religious concerns were predominantly in their hands as well. Women were basically restricted to reproduction and household task.
This day, however, women play an active role in many fields. They were found to be equal, if not better, than men in almost all endeavors in life even in sports and politics.

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Agricultural Training Institute XII launches another Learning Site in Magandang Gen-San

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:00am

On June 8, 2017, the Felicidad Orchard and Garden Organics owned by Mr. James F. Reamon was officially launched as one the Learning Sites of Agricultural Training Institute in Region XII.

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Priest advocates Edible Landscaping to change Community in Cotabato Province

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 1:58pm

Fr. Eduardo “Ponpon” C. Vasquez, OMI, the Director of the Oblate Galilee Farm (OGF) in Antipas, Cotabato vowed to help change the mindset and landscape of Barangay Malangag in Antipas, Cotabato after attending the Training on Edible Landscaping which was conducted by the ATI-RTC XII on May 17-19, 2017 in their place.  Fr.

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Upi farmers braving the challenges towards a healthy community

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:47am

When the term “Organic farming” or “Natural farming” is uttered, many farmers associate the term to “low income”. When many has set their minds in that line of thinking, potential organic converts are influenced and return to their traditional way of farming in which chemicals are used in growing food.
In Upi, Maguindanao, farmers braved the criticism and challenges in growing naturally grown food. Farmers defied the majority and took their first step toward a healthy food for their family and community.

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