From the Regions
The rural-based organizations (RBOs) in Central Luzon convened for a consultation workshop to give updates of its activities and harmonize them across the region on April 11-12, 2019 in St. Isidore “The FARMer” in Sta. Ana, Pampanga. Representatives of each organization namely: Magsasaka Siyentista (MS); Pambansang Mannalon, Mag-uuma, Magbabaul at Magsasaka ng Pilipinas, Inc.
Organic agriculture is truly gaining ground in Eastern Visayas. Hence, farmers and AEWs alike are encouraged to learn how to start producing crops the organic way.
MUÑOZ, NUEVA ECIJA – In support to Agriculture and Fishery Mechanization (AFMech), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Region IV-A in partnership with Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) led the Technical Capability Enhancement and Resource Person Development on Mechanization and Post-Harvest Technologies for Corn and Selected High Value Crops.
Fun and laughter resonated in the vicinity of GSP Alano Regional Program Training Center, Toril, Davao City as members of the 4H Club actively joined in the merriment of this year’s 4-H Regional Youth Camp held on April 4-6, 2019.
SAN PABLO CITY, LAGUNA - Starting up the livestock activities with a buzz, the Agricultural Training Institute Region IVA in coordination with the Provincial Veterinary Offices of Calabarzon conducted the second batch of Training on Apiculture on April 1 - 5, 2019 at Ato Belen’s Farm in this city.
Tagbilaran City - The Agricultural Training Institute – VII (ATI-7) in its drive towards providing excellent services to its clientele recently concluded a one (1) day seminar on Program to Institutionalized Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) at Panda Tea Suites, this city on April 11, 2019.
SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur – “How do you feel about being an AEW?”, “What motivates you to do extension work?”, “What should be improved in extension?” These are just some of the questions asked during the consultation for the Situational Analysis on the Conditions of Local Extension System and State Universities and Colleges at Mabe’s Savory Place in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur last April
DAVAO DEL SUR - To develop a terminal report for the Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project Terminal Report, project partners and implementers convene on Wednesday, April 11, 2019 at Villa Amparo Resort, Samal Island, Davao Del Sur.
BATAC CITY, Ilocos Norte- With the general aim to plan for the assessment of the program “Timpuyog idiay Away, Dur-as inna Iburay”, the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Network (RAFEN), through the leadership of the Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center 1 (ATI-RTC 1), conducted the Calendar Year (CY) 2019-RAFEN 1st Quarterly Meeting on March 28-29, 2019 at North
MANGATAREM, Pangasinan---The agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 1 (ATI-RTC 1), in partnership with one of its regional extension service providers (ESPs), Teraoka Farms Inc., conducted a five-day training course on Internal Control System (ICS) Phase 1 and 2 at Teraoka Farms in Barangay Cabaluyan last March 18-22.
Diliman, Quezon City- A total of 21 young farmers from different regions in the country have recently finished and completed the Pre-Departure Orientation Course (PDOC) as a requirement for the Young Farmer Leaders Training Program in Japan Program.
BANGA, Aklan - Agricultural Training Institute in Region 6 implemented 24 trainings and activities within the Region in the eight (8) different Programs/Commodities, namely: Regular Program, Rice Program, Livestock Program, High Valued Commercial Crops (HVCC) Program, Corn Program, Organic Agriculture (OA), Rural Based Organization (RBO), and the 4H Program.
Baybay City, Leyte - Rice sufficiency remains a continuing challenge for the Philippine government. The country’s population is growing by 2.3% per annum which raises the need to increase rice yield per unit area per unit time.
BUTUAN CITY - The recently concluded briefing of the School on-the-Air (SOA) Program on Swine Production raised affirmative response from 11 Local Government Units (LGUs) in Agusan del Norte. Evident to this was the complete representation of LGUs with the presence of 5 Municipal/City Agriculturist during the briefing on April 5, 2019 at the Pietros Square, Capitol-Bonbon road, this city.
BANGA, Aklan – Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Region 6 conducts a benchmarking activity on April 10, 2019 in Oton, Iloilo for enrollees of the School-On-the-Air (SOA) and Farmer’s Field School (FFS) on Onion Production, Harvesting and Marketing.
BAGUMBAYAN, Sultan Kudarat- Joining the consortium of Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSA) in Region XII is the newly launched Feta Farm. Situated at Barangay South Sepaka, this farm has a total land area of 10 hectares. Six hectares are intended for poultry-raising with the integration of other crops and animals. While the other four hectares are for the rice and corn production.
KABUNTALAN, Maguindanao - A total of 120 farmers from the Municipality of Kabuntalan, Maguindanao has received farm inputs as part of the support from JICA-LIFT UP. The farmers from the selected four barangays of this municipality underwent a 4-month training on Climate Smart Farmer’s Field School (CSFFS) which was focused on rice production.
Baybay City, Leyte - ATI RTC 8 gets help from its partner organic agriculture practitioners in implementing the National Organic Agriculture Program in Eastern Visayas. To ensure its effective implementation, the Center conducted the Module Development Training for Organic Agriculture Production.
TUPI, South Cotabato - The ATI-RTC XII headed by Center Director Abdul I. Daya-an led the launching of the newest learning site for agriculture (LSA) in Region XII. Started as a private educational institution, the B.E.S.T. College of Polomolok, Inc.- Tupi Campus has just received an accreditation from ATI-RTC XII as LSA.
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.