SAN JUAN, Batangas - The livestock industry is a major source of income for rural households in our country. However, health-related concerns along with climate change effects and growing population face the sector, which also poses threats to our food security.
PILI, Bicol - ATI IV-A Center Director, Ms. Marites Piamonte Cosico received the ISO 9001:2015 certification along with the other Center Directors during the ongoing ATI FY 2019 Midyear Performance Review and Planning Workshop.
The certification issued by TUV-SUD attests to the compliance of the ATI RTC IV-A to the Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2015 standards.
ALFONSO, Cavite – With the goal of advancing technology in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CaLaBaRZon and SMART Communications, Inc. partner in implementing the Digital Farmers Program (DFP). The program is an exploratory project between ATI and SMART with the aim of teaching small-scale farmers with basic digital tools and technologies, particularly social media.
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute and the Philippine Rice Research Institute in partnership with the International Rice Research Institute implemented a project entitled “Improving Technology Promotion and Delivery through Capability Enhancement of Next-Gen Rice Extension Professionals and Other Intermediaries” or IPAD.
PLARIDEL, Quezon - Recognizing the need to empower and capacitate community-based organic producers to adhere to standards of organic agriculture and be locally and globally competitive in the market, the Agricultural Training Institute – Region IV-A conducted the Training on Internal Control System (ICS) for Smallholder Group on July 2 - 5, 2019 at Brgy. M.L. Tumagay in this municipality.
STA. CRUZ, Laguna - The Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A conducted its first batch of “Training of Trainers on Vegetable Seed Production” last June 26-28, 2019 at FAES-Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in this municipality.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal - To provide fast access of information to a wider number of learners, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CaLaBaRZon spearheaded the program launching of School on Air (SOA) on Organic Agriculture (OA), dubbed as “Talakayang Organiko sa Rizal," on June 27, 2019 at Antipolo City Conference Hall, 3rd floor, Victory Park and Shop in this city.
CALACA, Batangas- Some sixty-one (61) enrolled participants of Ala Eh! Maiskwelahan: Isang Radyo Eskwela sa Batangas joined the first batch of Meet and Greet.
“Meet and Greet” is one of the School-on-the-Air (SOA) innovations wherein the live broadcast is held in selected municipality. During the activity, the enrollees participated in a quiz bee dubbed as “Maistanong.”
CALATAGAN, Batangas - Markets are the gates for farmers in improving their standards of living through the income obtained from selling their produce. In building resilience of communities, a major concern is to ensure that they produce what they can sell. Far too often, interventions focus on increasing crop and animal production without complementary marketing support.
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - In its effort to maintain quality governance as the primary training and extension arm of the Department of Agriculture, the Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A initiated the “Readiness and Capability Enhancement of ATI Region IV-A Staff on ISO 9001:2015” held on June 10-11 and 13-14, 2019.