One of the challenges in the agriculture sector is the declining interest towards farming among the younger generation. Heeding the call to increase awareness on agriculture, particularly Organic Agriculture (OA), the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 11 conducted the 1st ever Regional Kabataang OA Quiz Bee on October 28, 2019.
To massively disseminate the information on Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in consonance with the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Act or RA 11203, the Agricultural Training Institute- XI (ATI XI) has undertaken series of information caravan attended by rice farmers in the region.
Putting forth best efforts to maintain the Center’s ISO Certification, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center XI successfully passed its 9001:2015 2nd Surveillance Audit last October 18, 2019.
To emphasize the important role of the Learning Site Agriculture (LSA) program of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) as demonstration sites in cascading doable agricultural technology in every municipality, ATI XI conducted a one-day LSA Orientation at Provincial Agriculture Office, Davao Oriental on October 11, 2019.
Poultry farmers in Davao region were elated to receive very good quality free range chickens as their post training starter kit after completing the School On-the-Air (SOA) on Poultry Production conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute- XI.
To formulate strategic plans for the Agriculture and Fishery Extension (AFE) programs and activities for the year 2021, the Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center XI (ATI-RTC XI) conducted a mass Stakeholders Consultation Workshop for Trainings and other Agricultural Extension Activities for Organic Agriculture Program, Corn Program, Regular Program, 4H Program, and Rural Bas
Seeing the need to promote agriculture to the new generation, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center XI (ATI- RTC XI) conducted series of vegetable gardening trainings with after-training support to some elementary schools in the region to aid them in the establishment of their “Gulayan sa Paaralan”.
In support to the State Universities and Colleges (SUC) undertakings in promoting new educational platforms for students, the Agricultural Training Institute XI (ATI XI) participates in the 2nd Institutional Research Congress and Techno Exhibits of Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) on August 15-16, 2019 at CVSC-Main Campus, Compostela, Compostela Valley Province.
A total of 520 farmers and other stakeholders from various municipalities and cities of Region XI graduated from the School On-the-Air (SOA) on Hybrid Rice Production. The mass graduation ceremony was held on August 9, 2019 at Felis Resort Complex, Davao City.
The Information Services Section (ISS) of the Agricultural Training Institute Region XI (ATI XI), in coordination with Philippine eLearning Society (PeLS) conducted an orientation about the e-Learning for Agriculture Program of the ATI to some 80 teachers and students of University of Mindanao, Matina Campus on August 13, 2019.