From the Regions
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.
Although it is the norm for millennials to center their attention on growing their online reputation in the vast platforms of social media, traveling for adventure, and living the life they want, there are still those who are willing to delve into agriculture and get their hands dirty for the greater purpose of providing food to the table through their farm produce.
CALATAGAN, Batangas- In support to the continuous effort of the Department of Agriculture to provide farmers with quality inputs to help augment their livelihood in the backyard setting, the Agricultural Training Institute IV-A under the National Livestock Program launched its first “Artificial Insemination (AI) sa Barangay” at Barangay Biga in this municipality.
SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte – A total of twenty-five (25) individuals comprising farmers and Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) attended in the Training on Sustainable Corn Production in Sloping Areas (SCoPSA) on June 3 – 5, 2019 at Parkway Hotel, Surigao City.
POBLACION, Trento, Agusan del Sur – Thirty individuals composed of Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs), Barangay Agricultural Workers (BAWs), farmers, and other Agri-enthusiasts from the different parts of the region were updated on new techniques in duck raising through the Training on Sustainable Duck Production on June 5-7, 2019 at Jinayon Duck Farm.
LOS ANGELES, Butuan City- A total of thirty (30) Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) passed the national qualification for Agricultural Crops Production NC III on June 3-7, 2019.
MADRID, Surigao del Sur- The members of Regional Technical Working Committee (RTWC) of the Techno Gabay Program (TGP) conducted an evaluation of the proposed Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center in Madrid, Surigao del Sur on June 6, 2019.
NASUGBU, Batangas- With an aim to capacitate the skills and knowledge of Wounded-in-Action soldiers and their dependents on the potential viability of native pig and ItikPinas as an enterprise, a four-day capability on training entitled “Training Course on ItikPinas (IP) and Native Pig Production” was conducted by Agricultural Training institute Region IV-A together with the Department of Natio
LOS ANGELES, Butuan City- More than thirty (30) participants comprising members of the Rural Improvement Club (RIC), 4H Club, teachers and farmers from Buenavista, Agusan del Norte joined in Skills Training on Fruit Processing and Food Safety Awareness on June 3-5, 2019.
To be updated of the government programs that are fashioned to improve the Agriculture sector, members of the Association of Learning Sites for Agriculture in Region XII (ALSA-Dose) and representatives of different government agencies convened on June 6, 2019 for a 1-day consultation meeting held at the Agricultural Training Institute XII.
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A conducted two batches of "Cassava Production and Food Processing Training" for farmer leaders, Rural-Based Organization (RBO) members and some Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs).
LOS ANGELES, Butuan City- In partnership with the Department of Agriculture- Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) 13, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13 recently conducts a Capability Enhancement Course for Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) with Agri Crops Production NC III from June 3-7, 2019.
VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur – With more than 400 participants, it was announced during the 67th Farm Youth (4-H) National Convention on May 28-31, 2019, Caraga Region will be the host for next year’s congress.
STA. MARIA, LAGUNA - In compliance to third party certification, the Samahan ng Organikong Industriya ng Laguna or SOIL, headed by Ms. Suzette Sales, completed the Training on Internal Control System (ICS) on May 28 - 31, 2019 in this municipality. The three-day training aims to provide the requirements and guidelines for the installation of ICS.
LOS ANGELES, Butuan City- The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13 recently conducts the Skills Training on Fruit Processing and Food Safety Awareness which runs from June 3-5, 2019 right at the Center’s Training Hall.
KORONADAL CITY -- Long-time veterinarian and organic practitioner Dr. Amor Elevazo primed farmers and farmer-technicians in South Cotabato with advanced methods in organic livestock and poultry production in a training spearheaded by ATI-RTC XII.
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur- The overall championship was once again reaped by Region XII as they shined and bested the country’s 14 regions in the recently concluded 67th Farm Youth (4-H) National Convention held last May 28-31, 2019 at Hotelinda Suites, this city.
BATAC CITY, Ilocos Norte - The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center I (ATI-RTC I) conducted the 2nd Mass Graduation on e-Learning for Agriculture Students on May 31, 2019 at the Teatro Ilocandia, Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), Batac City, Ilocos Norte.
BAGUMBAYAN, Sultan Kudarat - To encourage more participation from stakeholders particularly those from the rural-based organizations or various sectors of the populace, several batches of free seminars were scheduled by the Center since January.
VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur – To promote new ideas and innovations and to further entice the youth to engage in farming, 26 individuals composed of 4-H Club members and coordinators actively participated in the 67th Farm Youth National Convention on May 28 – 31, 2019 at Hotelinda Suites. The group was also recognized as the top 6 among the 15 participating regions during the said event.
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.