From the Regions
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite- The Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A Center Director, Ms. Marites Piamonte-Cosico together with Atty. Reggie Tamaña, Chief of Staff of Hon. Senator Cynthia A. Villar, and Agriculture Program Coordinating Officer (APCO) of Region IV-A Ms.
A simultaneous Field Day and field visit was conducted last December 12, 2018 on the four AgRiDOC-affiliated FFS sites in Tantangan. 120 farmers from the four sites were ferried by 12 hired multicabs in order for them to see firsthand the demo areas on other FFS sites.
To make farming more attractive to younger generations, several approaches are being introduced, one of them is edible landscaping. Edible landscaping is simply producing your own food while keeping your surroundings aesthetically pleasing.
Extension work is a very noble and satisfying profession, yet we can't deny that it also involves some danger especially in delivering extension services on-site. That is why, last November 6, 2018 the 25 AgRiDOC participants underwent First Aid Training in partnership with Red Cross South Cotabato Chapter.
An excellent facilitation skills is important especially for Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs). Considering that in extension delivery, we often deal with adult learners, AEWs should be well aware of how to handle them efficiently. Consequently, AgRiDOCs launched four affiliated Farmers' Field School Sites in Rice Production last October 2, 2018.
To further enhance the knowledge of the AgRiDOC participants on Hybrid Rice Production and help in the hybridization program of the Department of Agriculture, the 25 AgRiDOCs attended the Training on Hybrid Rice Seed Production last September 24-28, 2018 at Venue88, General Santos City. Among the other participants are prospective hybrid rice seed growers from all over Region XII.
As part of the logistical support of the ATI-RTC XII , 25 tablets were given to each of the AgRiDOC participants to help them in carrying out their roles and responsibilities as change catalysts. These tablets will be utilized primarily in promoting the different ICT tools developed by the Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies and counterparts.
With the desire of the AgRiDOC Training Management to further the capabilities of the AgRiDOC participants, an enhancement course on agricultural crop production (ACP) was held last September 18, 2018. This training is aimed towards their bid for ACP NC III certification with the TESDA.
The season-long training on Enabling the AgRiDOC: A New Breed of Rice Extensionists took off last September 3, 2018. It was attended by 25 Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) in Region XII.
Kawayan, Biliran – There is always something new to learn. This is a realization of Mr. Ram Chan Miculob saying, “I didn’t know that we can produce milk from goat, now I can say that goat as a business has a potential.”
TANTANGAN, South Cotabato - It has been a whirlwind 2018 for staff of Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center XII (ATI-RTC XII). Before ending the year an assessment of achieved accomplishments of the center was conducted. It was an in-house yearend assessment on December 19, 2018 at ATI-RTC XII, San Felipe, Tantangan, South Cotabato.
“ Agriculture is made-easy through e-Learning”, shared Teodilo Canonoy , a student of Misamis Oriental National High School ( MONHS) during the e-Learning Mass Graduation sponsored by Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center X .
Labing anim na Livelihood Learning Sites (LLS) ang inaasahang maitatayo ngayong taon 2019 sa Maguindanao.
Delfin Albano, Isabela. As the Local Government Unit of Delfin Albano, Isabela through the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist continued its extension services in the municipality, another extension project was successfully conducted in four barangays showcasing rice seed production that will improve yield of the marginal farmers.
SAN GUILLERMO, Isabela. After launching and series of activities of the students of the Dingading Integrated School in this municipality in boosting the Gulayan sa Paaralan through the 4H Garden in the School, a graduation and field day was conducted for the success of this project. There were 92 students who successfully completed the program.
CABAGAN, Isabela. "Stand with what you start; have a mindset that is achievable,” said Ms. Jennelyn D. Dumwat, Manager of Amballo Pineapple Producers Cooperative in Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya. She is a participant to the Kapatid Agri-mentor Me Program (KAMMP).
“Madami akong natutunan sa training na ito. Lalo akong nagkaroon ng interest sa pag-aalaga ng manok. Isang ‘complete package’ and aming training. Lahat ng gusto kong malaman tungkol sa manok katulad ng iba't-ibang lahi ng manok, mga sakit ng manok, mga lunas sa sakit, paggawa ng feeds at incubator at mga halamang gamot para sa manok,” said Ms. Jocelyn R. Zipagan of Cauayan City.
DAP Conference Center, Tagaytay City --- Fresh from completing their master’s degree and for successfully carrying out their thesis defense, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X) lauded four of its scholars who have completed their Masters in Public Management Major in Rural Development.
The Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Training Institute of Region 02 established an AI Center at GAC Farm, Santa Cruz, Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya with Mr. Maxiamiano S. Tejero as the Cooperator.
Baybay City, Leyte - As an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization, ATI 8 aims for continuous improvement of its extension programs and services. Hence, it conducts management reviews twice a year. Management reviews are done to evaluate the effectiveness of the Center’s Management System so as to assess how suitable and adequate it is vis-à-vis the Center’s goals.
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.