From the Regions
SUKAILANG, Surigao City – There were 31 participants comprise of Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) and farmers from the Province of Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte who joined the Training on Organic Agriculture (OA) Production Technologies Batch 3 where JADAM, a low cost and environment-friendly Korean technology was introduced.
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.
Merida, Leyte - Who would ever think that ‘banana peel’ is fit for human consumption? What’s more, it can be made into a burger patty! This was one of the products processed during the ATI RTC 8- conducted Zero Waste Banana Processing.
Working together is a success. Finally, after a long wait, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center XI just completed its two-storey, multifunctional building intended for Mess Hall and Knowledge Products Resource Center/Information Services Section Office. The official blessing and inauguration of this building along with the Meat Processing Hub was held on June 10, 2019.
Baybay City, Leyte – Feed the soil all the organic nutrients it needs. In return, it will feed your crops to become the healthiest produce we can feed our families. The organic agriculture concept of nourishing the soil is something most people should realize. Oftentimes, the belief is that the nutrients should be feed directly to the plants. However, this is not so.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) geared up the farmers in Central Luzon to become financial literate through a training held in ATI-RTC III, San Ramon, Dinalupihan, Bataan on May 25-27, 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.
NORALA, South Cotabato - The last batch of RCM Briefing for the current year was realized last June 11, 2019 at the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMA), Norala, South Cotabato. It was participated by 75 individuals, all rice farmers coming from various Barangays of the said municipality.
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.
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon--- The corn industry continuously strive for greater quality and productivity in Bukidnon. Thus, the urge to shift from mono-cropping to farm diversification has been a long netted advocacy in areas where low productivity are commonly felt in the province.
Baybay City, Leyte - Agriculture has benefited a lot from the advancement of technology. Through research and other technological innovations, yields have improved and farming experience and practices have become easier. One innovation is the Rice Crop Manager (RCM).
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.
KIAMBA, Sarangani - "Sa una, nag-alaga pud ko ug manok, pero mali diay ang akong mga pamaagi. So, mao na mubo ang akong pre-test exam. Sa sulod sa tulo ka adlaw na pagpaminaw sa lecture, nadugangan ang akong kahibalo, mao na mitaas ang akong posttest score. Sa ato pa, makita nato nga nagprosper diay. So salamat kaayo nga giadtuan ninyo gyud kami diri.
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.
SIQUIJOR – The Refresher Course Batch 3 for the Training of Trainers for Local Farmer Technicians (LFTs) was held last June 3-7, 2019 at Ocean View Farm and Cottages in Olang, Maria, this province.
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
The Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) staff of selected enhanced FITS in the region has undergone training on Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Advisory Service [RAS] on May 20-24, 2019 in Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.
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.
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.