From the Regions
BUTUAN CITY – For the first time in 68 years, Caraga region is given the chance to host the National Young Farmers Summit where Butuan will serve as the host city. The said summit, which was previously called Farm Youth (4-H) National Convention, is slated on May 18-22, 2020 in time for Butuan’s Balangay Festival celebration.
“Gaano ba karami o kalaki ang heart ng isang Ms. Rubymae Delos Santos para ma-organize ang 4-H Special Learners’ Club?” Alicia Rose D. Nebreja, ATI-RTC IX Center Director, on her inspirational message during the conduct of Grooming Young 4-H Special Learners on February 5-6, 2020 at Vitali Central School, Vitali, Zamboanga City.
The Department of Agriculture (DA), in partnership with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), launched the Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) Program in Dinalupihan, Bataan on February 3, 2020.
As mungbean capital of the Philippines, farmers of San Mateo, Isabela are practicing munggo after rice. As an alternative farming system and to address scarcity of water and low price of palay, corn after rice is also introduced to them.
Along with more vibrant extension services, the Agricultural Training Institute in Region 2 (ATI-RTC 2) embraces innovations and new strategies in extension as it celebrates its 33rd anniversary.
CENTRAL VISAYAS – With its unique location, the Agricultural Training Institute in this region conducted a series of consultations to its four (4) island provinces, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Cebu with the main objective of generating commitment among stakeholders for the efficient delivery of agricultural extension services dubbed as Provincial Consultation and Feed backing of ATI7 Train
ATI Compound, EL SALVADOR CITY – In the dawn of the Rice Tariffication Law (RA 11203) which seeks to replace quantitative restriction on rice imports with tariffs and lift the quantitative exports restrictions on rice, the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) was born to provide direct assistance to rice farmers in the form of extension services focused on inbred rice seeds and mechaniz
ATI Compound, El Salvador City---To further inspire and empower Filipinos from all walks of life and from the different sectors, the Agricultural Training Institute–Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X) remains committed in documenting the transformative power of agriculture.
QUEZON, Bukidnon – In order to inform more farmers regarding the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program, the Center has participated yet again in another General Assembly. This time, the Center was invited by the PEVIA, an irrigators association situated at Paitan, Quezon, Bukidnon.
EL SALVADOR CITY, Misamis Oriental – Last January 24, 2020, a contract signing between the Center and the enumerators for the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program took place. This was held at the Training Hall of Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center X and was headed by Mr. Philip D. Villegas, Planning Officer II, together with Ms. Cheriemy D.
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – Recently, the Pulangi River Irrigation System Confederation of Irrigators Association, Inc (PRISCIA) conducted its regular meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020. This was held at San Martin Warehouse, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
Once again, the Agricultural Training Institute celebrated its founding anniversary. This activity is anchored on the creation of the Agricultural Training Institute in 1987 from the then Bureau of Agricultural Extension, which was mandated to train agricultural extension worker and its clienteles.
ATI Compound, Misamis Oriental---As per directive to increase the Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA) of the center as well as to empower the farmers and family farms, it is with this premise that innovative farmers provide extension services including technology transfer.
STA. BARBARA, Pangasinan - The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center I (ATI-RTC I) celebrated ATI’s 33rd Anniversary and Thanksgiving last January 29, 2020 at ATI-RTC I, Tebag East, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan.
Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City---Members of the local press and various media practitioners attended a press conference mounted by the center through its Information Services Section (ISS). OIC-Center Director Maria Lydia Echavez along with OIC-Assistant Center Director Noemi Beth Macario and Administrative Officer IV Efren C.
EL SALVADOR CITY, Misamis Oriental--- In commemorating its 33rd Founding Anniversary as the training and extension arm of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) celebrated simultaneously at the ATI Central Office in Quezon City and its 16 network of training centers sprawled all over the country.
Tagbilaran City – On its 33 years of Extending Excellent Extension Services Beyond Boundaries, more than 100 participants coming from the different National Government Agencies, Local Government Units and the private sectors in the region, participated the Agricultural Training Institute's 33rd Anniversary held at the Grand Pavillion, Panda Tea, this city on January 30, 2020.
DINALUPIHAN, BATAAN – Fifteen senior high school students from Luacan National High School in Dinalupihan, Bataan completed their work immersion at the Agricultural Training Institute – Central Luzon (ATI-CL) on January 28, 2020.
BANGA, Aklan – Blue Team dominates over the Green Team during the mini sports fest in celebration of ATI's 33rd Anniversary on January 29, 2020 at ASU Compound, Banga, Aklan.
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - To ensure that the programs and activities fit the needs of the clients, the Agricultural Training Institute in CALABARZON led a series of provincial consultations in the region.
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.