From the Regions
NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur- More than a thousand delegates converged for the 5th National Congress & 2017 Philippine Agriculturists’ Summit. The summit is sponsored by Philippine Association of Agriculturists Inc. (PAA) the accredited professional organization (APO) for the agriculture sector,
In Celebration of the 43rd National Nutrition Month, the Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13 joined in the Mass Feeding Program of the Agusan National High School (ANHS), Butuan City.
The continuous application of chemosynthetic fertilizer in rice for decades has led to the decrease in soil productivity. The yield of rice becomes less and less despite increased rate of inorganic fertilizer application. This is mainly because the organic matter content of the soil has already been depleted which affects the availability of soil nutrients for the plant. Thus the organic way of producing food as stipulated under Executive Order 481 (2005) is being promoted to improve and hasten soil nutrient availablity.
Many people move away from home to study. But in case of Randy Lanot, a 21-year old out-of-school youth (OSY) and 4H member from Brooke’s Point, leaving his family and friends behind for a month while staying in a family you haven’t met nor heard before is hard. But for the sake of learning and experience, he responded to the call of Adopt-a-Youth Program of ATI-MiMaRoPa.
Together with their 4H Municipal Federation President and former Adopt-a-Youth Scholar, Ireneo Maestrecampo, they flew to Oriental Mindoro to attend the launching and be part of the program.
General Nakar, Quezon – To strengthen the capacity of a climate resilient community against natural disasters, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CaLaBaRZon conducted the Community Empowerment Course for Climate Resilient Agriculture Beneficiaries on July 12 – 14, 2017. Thirty beneficiaries of the Climate Change Livelihood Projects in General Nakar, Quezon attended the activity.
Twenty ATI-EP learners who are at their elementary level ages 14-21 years who want to pursue secondary education was conferred during the culmination program held at Bohol Tropics Resort Hotel, Tagbilaran City last May 27, 2017 after they completed the six-month in-house and on-field training at ATI-Regional Training Center 7 and selected demonstration farm in Bohol together with the Department of Education-Alternative Learning Systems (DepEd ALS). Part of their expected output is to establish a backyard garden in their respective households.
South Cotabato has been the home of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Region XII. July is South Cotabato Province’s celebration of the foundation anniversary dubbed as T’nalak Festival.
“We need to tell the stories of our clients who have made a positive difference with demonstrated impacts as a result of our extension efforts,” explained Antonieta J. Arceo, Chief of the Information Services Division (ISD) of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) during the writing workshop entitled A Tale to Tell: Writeshop on Success Stories in Agriculture (Batch 2), held at the Igorot Lodge, Camp John Hay, Baguio City last July 3-7, 2017.
One of the winners of the of the 2016 Rice Achievers Award goes to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat. LGU-Lambayong is the lone winner of Region XII. As a winner, LGU Lambayong will receive a PhP 1,000,000.00 cash prize to be facilitated by ATI-XII. The prize won by LGU Lambayong will be in the form of a project grant based on what they would want to use it. In this case, LGU Lambayong proposed to renovate its training center including the installation of amenities and audio visual facilities therein. The LGU gave the responsibility
Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan - The Samahang Itataguyod ang Kaunlaran ng Agri-Turismo (1 SIKAT) sa Rehiyon Uno or the association of farmer-cooperators of Learning Sites (LS), Schools for Practical Agriculture (SPA), Farm Tourisms (FT) and Private Extension Service Providers (PESP) of Region 1 held its 2nd Assembly on July 7, 2017 at ATI-RTC I, Tebag East, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan.
The on-going war between the government forces and the Maute group displaced thousands of Marawi City residents. Some families went as far as Manila and in the Visayas to avoid being caught in the crossfire. Some of them, about 150 individuals escaped to Gen. Santos City (GSC) and took temporary shelter particularly in Barangay Labangal.
Successful scholars in Region XII who have been sent to Japan under the auspices of the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC), Young Filipino Farmers Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ), and International Agricultural Exchange Association (IAEA) who, in one way or another, were assisted and facilitated by ATI was called to ATI-XII Regional Office in Tantangan for the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council Alumni Association of the Philippines (JAECAAP) Organizational Meeting last May 16, 201
Community-based Climate Resilient Vulnerability and Risk Assessment: A Science-based Tool for Valuing Climate Change Impact among Communities
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), in its efforts to create a Climate Resilient Agriculture Livelihood and Communities, engaged in educating vulnerable communities on various assessment tools that are used to assess their own areas, identify their vulnerability level as well as their capacities and risks, and take action points that are applicable in their areas. The ultimate goal is to inform key players (community workers) on the science behind the hazards and vulnerabilities affecting their communities.
Public awareness and interest on how food is produced organically is an increasing concern for today’s society. Vegetable organic production has become widespread mainly because of health issues. Even in the farmer level, however, organic production requires a different approach than traditional farming production methods if one desires sustainability and higher production output.
Organic vegetable production is already a widespread farming system in the Philippines but confined mostly on small-scale and part-time farming operations. Only few individuals are into commercial scale production considering the size of the farm every Filipino farmer owned. Usually, farmers produce organic vegetables for their own consumption. They sell some only when there is surplus out of their produce.
Rural-based Organizations (RBOs) are important partners in countryside development. Organizing them into formal and self-help groups is essential in empowering and strengthening themselves.
After six months of extending services to its clientele, the staff of ATI-MiMaRoPa took a break from work and enjoyed its team building activities as part of the 1st semester mid-year assessment and 2nd semester planning workshop held on July 3 - 7, 2017 in ATI, Barcenaga, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro and in Occidental Mindoro.