Pili, Camarines Sur---Since its 3rd Party Audit on January 11, 2019 by TUV-SUD auditors which resulted with zero Non-conformities (NCs) and only 14 Opportunities for Improvement (OFIs), the ATI-RTC X through OIC-Center Director Maria Lydia A. Echavez finally received the ISO Certificate in a Ceremonial Turnover led by ATI National Director Alfredo S. Aton and OIC-Deputy Director Abdul I.
ATI Compound, El Salvador City---Taking the initiative to bridge the digital divide and promote complementation between the highly IT-literate youth and today’s aging farmers, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in close coordination and partnership with Smart Communications, Inc. along with Probe Media Foundation, Inc. came up with the Digital Farmers Program (DFP).
Poblacion, El Salvador City---Mounting two separate batches of “Assessment of Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSA) and Schools for Practical Agriculture (SPA) in Region-X”, the Partnership and Accreditation Services Section (PASS) led by section chief Anita L.
Sitio Malasag, Barangay Cugman---As agreed on their last meeting last June 27, a team of RAFEN members from the different DA attached agencies and line bureaus including ATI did a site visit in Sitio Malasag, Barangay Malasag. Spearheaded by Partnership and Accreditation Services Section (PASS) Chief Anita L.
Tangub City, Misamis Occidental---The recently concluded 2019 Mid-Year Management Review is part of the measures undertaken to maintain the center’s ISO Certification. The assessment is based on how far the management have gone, how far certain programs, projects and targets were implemented and how far the center have complied with the quality systems that were set.
Valencia City, Bukidnon--- To prepare the rubber farmers in the region and achieve quality rubber both for local and international markets, a Training on Rubber Tapping and Budding Propagation Techniques was mounted by the Career Development and Management Services Section (CDMS).
Cagayan de Oro city, Misamis Oriental---In response to the commitment of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piῆol to conduct training for the beneficiaries of the vermicomposting facility last March 2019, a 3-day Training on Vegetable Gardening and Vermicomposting was mounted on July 3-5, 2019 at Harborlights Hotel.
El Salvador City, MISAMIS ORIENTAL – RAFEN representatives agree to undertake two collaborative projects for to start this second semester of 2019. The group came up with one project for the uplands and one for the lowlands, both to be implemented in the province of Misamis Oriental.
ALOMAH’S PLACE, DAHILAYAN, MANOLO FORTICH BUKIDNON. The pool of government communicators gathered at Alomah’s Place in Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon for a one-day meeting, “getting to know you” activity, and farm visit.
The Digital Farmers Program marks a new partnership between the Agricultural Training institute and Smart Communications Inc. was inked during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two. Smart Communications was represented by Mr. Ramon Isberto, head of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications and Director Alfredo S. Aton of ATI.