WWD 2019 Pushes for Water Availability, Accessibility

20 Provinces Qualify for 2018 Rice Achievers Awards

MAKATI CITY, Metro Manila—Local farmers in Isabela, who have a land area of one hectare or less, can now avail themselves of an interest-free loan through the Bojie-Rodito Opportunities (BRO) Livelihood Assistance for Marginalized Farmers.

This effort, spearheaded by the provincial government of Isabela, is among the 13 sub-programs of the BRO livelihood assistance for marginalized farmers. These aim to provide the best quality of life in the province which is a leading rice producer in the country.

Dev’t of Training Regulations for Solar-powered Irrigation System Underway

MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija—Different agencies including the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Technical Educational Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) are leading a series of activities for the development of training regulations (TRs) on the different functions and competencies needed for the solar-powered irrigation system (SPIS).

DA Strengthens Connectivity with Farmers thru FARM App

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To digitally innovate ways in responding to farmers’ information needs and complaints, the Department of Agriculture (DA) recently launched the Fisheries and Agriculture Response Management (FARM) Citizens Application.

The FARM App is a 24/7 online-based help desk developed in coordination with key agencies and bureaus of the Department. It aims to address questions and concerns from farmers, particularly on plant and animal disease management, through chat or live messaging feature.

ATI Today

Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.

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