ATI in Cagayan Valley

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We manage innovative agricultural extension systems and knowledge management for the Local Government Sector and other agri-extension stakeholders to facilitate knowledge management and other services that empower AEWs, farmers, fisherfolk and consumers to become more self-reliant and competitive. 
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AEWs Train on Animal Disease Diagnosis and Management

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:42pm

SAN MATEO, Isabela. Thirty five participants across Region 2 attended the Training on Animal Disease Diagnosis and Management on April 24-26, 2017 at ATI-RTC 02 San Mateo, Isabela.

Livestock productivity is threatened all over the country by numerous infection microorganisms that lead to economic losses of farmers in the countryside. When the outbreak attacks, the livestock inspectors are always blamed. The training was organized to update their laboratory knowledge and skills for better service delivery.

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4H Member Won the Gawad Saka Search for Outstanding Young Farmer Regional Level

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:35pm

ANGADANAN, Isabela. Winning the Gawad Saka search for the outstanding young farmer in the regional level is one of the biggest achievement of Mr. Christian Valdez of Angadanan, Isabela. After seven years of being hands-on on their field helping his parents, their unproductive farm now became a diversified farm.

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The Essence of a True Leader and Building a Team Instilled to 4H Campers

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:26pm

CABAGAN, Isabela. As part of the activities of the Regional Summer Youth Camp, campers were given lecture on leadership and team building during the second day. Dr. Corazon dela Cruz, dean of the College of Accountancy of the St. Paul University, Tuguegarao City, shared her leadership experiences.

Dr. dela Cruz helped the participants to define what is a true leader, tactics to be an effective leader and different types of leadership.

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4H Members Convene in Isabela for the 4th Regional Summer Youth Camp

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:24pm

CABAGAN, Isabela. Members of the 4H Club of region 02 convened at ATI-RTC 02 Cabagan Center, Cabagan, Isabela for their annual Regional Summer Youth Camp held on April 18-21, 2017.

The four-day convention was composed of series of lectures, teambuilding activities, and different competitions.

At least 140 participants attended the camp consisting of 4H members, 4H coordinators, Volunteer Leaders’ Association of the Philippines (VLAP), Youth Empowerment through a Sustainable Program (YES) scholars from the five provinces of Region 02.

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RAFEN at Work: Harmonizing AFE Programs and Activities of NGAs, NGOs and LGU

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:41pm

CLAVERIA, Cagayan. “Collaboration, coordination and harmonization is the objective of the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Network (RAFEN)”, said Ms. Imelda M. Guillermo, the Training Center Superintendent I of ATI-RTC Region 02 in her opening message during the 1st Sem 2017 RAFEN Meeting.
 

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PAA organizes new local chapters in R02

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 2:51pm

SAN MATEO, Isabela.  The Philippine Association of Agriculturist (PAA) have now a regional chapter and provincial chapters in Region 02.

More than 100 agriculturists from the different parts of Region 02 responded to the call of the ATI-RTC 02 to officially form the local chapters of the PAA.

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Appealing Project Proposal Calls for Funding: A Training on Project Proposal Development and Resource Generation

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:08pm

BASCO, Batanes.   “Isang karangalan ang makasama sa pagsasanay tungkol sa project proposal at resource generation.  Tamang-tama ito sa plano ng aking grupo, ang 4H Club ng Itbayat  dahil nais po naming mag-establish ng learning site sa susunod na buwan,”  these are the words of Mr. Noel Cano, Jr., Itbayat 4h Club President and participant of the Training Workshop on Project Proposal Development and Resource Generation. 

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Sharing Extension Activities: RAFEN Strategies

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:07pm

 CLAVERIA, Cagayan.  After harmonizing the extension activities of the members of the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Network (RAFEN), it is just timely to share best strategies in the implementation of extension activities of the RAFEN in 2016.

The first quarter meeting was held for the RAFEN members, which each representative shared their accomplishments and best practices for the past year.  They likewise presented their activities for this year and held a workshop on the convergence plan. 

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

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

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

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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RCM training in Region 02 rolls out to Nueva Vizcaya AEWs

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:52am

SAN MATEO, ISABELA. The first batch of the regional roll out of the Training on Rice Crop Manager Use and Operation for agricultural extension workers (AEW) commenced last February 21-24, 2017 for Nueva Vizcaya AEWs.
 
The Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center is conducting 10 batches of the training to AEWs, local farmer technicians, and farmer leaders of Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, and Nueva Vizcaya from February to April 2017.

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ATI hones extension agents on resource generation

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:49am

SAN MATEO, ISABELA.  The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 02 (ATI-RTC 02) conducted two trainings on Project Proposal Development and Resource Generation on February 13-16 and February 20-23, 2017 for extension managers and extension workers, respectively.
 

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Serving Beyond Boundaries with Indigent Families

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:41am

San Mateo, Isabela.  Kindness and generosity are always part of the values of ATI-RTC 02 family.  A community service was held for the indigent families of Malasin, San Mateo, Isabela. 

Each family received a pack of goods, clothes and toys as a simple souvenir from ATI-RTC 02.  As Training Center Superintendent Renato Maguigad said that it is not the recognition and the value that count but the feeling of joy in sharing.  

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Renovating Guesthouse for Better and More Comfortable Accommodation

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:08am

SAN MATEO, ISABELA. The Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 02 (ATI-RTC 02) puts efforts in developing the physical structure of the Center for a better and more comfortable accommodation of the participants during training. 

The guesthouse and staff house also called apartment, which have been used for more than 30 years in trainings and other events, had undergone major renovations.

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Belongingness and Camaraderie Felt in IS Team

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 11:44am

by: Jonabelle C. Taggueg

Quezon City.  For the first time, I have attended a national training and I felt being part of a family in the Information Services (IS) team.  

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Appreciation Forum on RCM Conducted for Nueva Vizcaya

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 11:26am

Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya.  In support to the large scale dissemination of the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) and getting the support of the Local Chief Executives, an Appreciation Forum on Rice Crop Manager was conducted.   
 

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ATI-RTC 02 Celebrates Significant Events and Sets Directions during its Meeting

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:53am

San Mateo, Isabela.  It is not the Valentine’s Day but the momentous events were celebrated during the monthly meeting of the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 02 (ATI-RTC 02). 

The ISO 9001:2008 certificate was finally handed to ATI-RTC 02, a proof of passing the ISO quality management system requirements. 

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ATI RTC 02 Receives Award for Being Most Active in Promoting the Institute’ Program and Services

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:49am

Quezon City.  It was a surprise that the Information Service Division of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) awarded the regions who are most active in social media in promoting the Institute’s programs and services. 

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“Beyond Dreams,” A Tribute to All Farmers and Fisherfolk of Region 02.

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:43am

SAN MATEO, ISABELA.  To recognize the contributions and innovations of our farmers and fisherfolk in Region 02, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center II published the “Beyond Dreams: Stories of Farming Champions of Region 02.”
 
The book is a collection of inspiring stories of farming champions represented by all sectors - youths, women, farmer-scientists, farmer’s organizations and agripreneurs.

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