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120 JICA-LIFT UP Beneficiaries receive fertilizer, seeds

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 3:00pm

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.

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OA practitioners aims for commonality in module delivery

ATI in Eastern Visayas - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:25pm

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.

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Best College of Polomolok, Inc.- Tupi Campus made it to the list of Learning Sites for Agriculture

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:56am

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.

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Kamais Stakeholders plan Extension Programs for 2020 & 2021

ATI in Central Luzon - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:42am

The corn and cassava stakeholders of Central Luzon convened for a consultation workshop spearheaded by the Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) on April 5, 2019 in City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

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DIRECTOR’S DIARY: MARCH 2019

ATI in the Western Visayas - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:36am

ATI REGION 6, BANGA, Aklan- Dr. Eden DLR. Bautista, as the Center Director of Agricultural Training Institute in Region 6, leads with passion and dedication. As a leader, she makes sure that she attends to various trainings and events to represent the Center amidst her busy schedule. In fact, the month of March was a fully loaded month for her.

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ATI capacitated LFTs in Product Stewardship and System of Rice Intensification

ATI in CaLaBaRZon - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 7:55am

LOS BAÑOS,LAGUNA- Twenty-six (26) Rice Local Farmer Technicians (LFTs) of Calabarzon participated in the “Training Course on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and Product Stewardship for LFTs Batch 1” held at City of Springs, Los Baños, Laguna last April 1 to 5, 2019.

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Refresher course on vegetable production starts now

ATI in Caraga - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 5:54pm

BUTUAN CITY- Around twenty-five (25) Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) from the different municipalities of Region 13 participated in the Ten-day intensive refresher course on vegetable production starting April 2 and will end on April 11, 2019.

Participants comprised Focal Persons under the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) in the respective municipality.

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Biogas Production: An Alternative way to Utilize Farm Animal Wastes for Farmers

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 3:06pm

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato – In most farms, livestock is always present, and its wastes are not far behind. Farm animal wastes are commonly used as a substrate for vermicompost bedding and generally used in organic farming.

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1st Consultative Meeting for Gawad Livestock Held

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 3:00pm

ATI Training Hall, EL SALVADOR CITY--- Realizing the importance of sustaining the livestock supply in the country, the National Livestock Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) will conduct a National Livestock Summit. The activity will highlight the importance of livestock farming along with grains and crops which is a profitable and sustainable venture.

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AEWs acquire knowledge on insect pest identification through farm visit

ATI in Caraga - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 2:37pm

CABADBARAN CITY- The Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) from the different municipalities in Caraga visited Ragas Farm located in Brgy. Sanghan, Cabadbaran City.

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Lanao del Sur Local Farm Technicians tackle Rice Based Integrated Farming System

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 3:49pm

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato - The Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) of various Local Government Unit (LGUs) in Lanao del Sur has a handful of extension workers serving their clients and it is way more than they can handle. With the ratio between technicians to farmers continue to widen, an external and local technician is the only possible option they have.

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CBR hosts 3rd BAFC Congress

ATI in Caraga - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 3:35pm

CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte – The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Cabadbaran through the City Agriculture Office hosted its 3rd Barangay Agricultural and Fishery Council (BAFC) Congress last March 28, 2019 at Loreta Resort Restaurant and Events Venue. Ms. Maria Arceli C.

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ISS staff promote Agri through social media

ATI in Caraga - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 2:47pm

LOS ANGELES, Butuan City – To stay in sync with the trends in social media marketing, seven staff from the Information Services Section (ISS) and Career Development and Management Section (CDMS) of Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13 underwent Workplace Mentoring last March 25-28, 2019.

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GreenMinds Inc. graces pages of Go Negosyo book

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 1:49pm

ATI Compound, EL SALVADOR CITY---More and more Learning Site (LS) partners of the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X) have enjoyed considerable amount of media exposures such as by broadcast giants ABS-CBN and GMA Network.

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Celebrating April as Filipino Food Month

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:43am

Starting this year, every April is Filipino Food Month! This is to celebrate our rich and diverse food fare that makes us truly Filipino.

With that in mind, the Agricultural Training Institute is one with the nation in promoting our native Filipino delicacies as part of the celebration of the National Filipino Food Month (NFFM) or the Buwan ng Kalutong Pilipino.

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Mushroom training ignites fervor among rural women and youth in Hinatuan

ATI in Caraga - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 1:21am

HINATUAN, Surigao del Sur – Hope is scarce for the rural women and youth who are sadly at the fringe of our society. But for the lucky few here in Hinatuan, something ignited the fire of hope in them and illuminated the path to success that was once obscured with hopelessness.

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Symposium on Women in rice farming, held

ATI in Caraga - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 5:42pm

MAKATI CITY - In celebration of the Women’s Month, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a Symposium on Women in Rice Farming last March 25 – 28, 2019 at El Cielito Hotel, Arnaiz Avenue.

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Higher Hybrid Rice Yield targeted in MisOr and MisOcc

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 3:46pm

ATI Compound, EL SALVADOR CITY---To sustain the rice yield in Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X) has designed a strategy appropriate to such endeavor by mounting the Knowledge Sharing and Learning on Hybrid Rice Production in Balingasag and Aloran.

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Region XII FITS Centers Upgrade RCM Knowledge for a more Accurate Recommendations

ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 3:42pm

KORONADAL CITY - Continuous technology advancement indeed improves lives and livelihood. The trend in technology is that it is always being upgraded. That is true with the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) that was developed in partnerships with the Department of Agriculture, PhilRice, IRRI, and ATI.

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LEARNING FROM THE OTHER SIDE: GARLIC AND ONION TOT PARTICIPANTS VISIT MIMAROPA

ATI in the Western Visayas - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:00am

BANGA, Aklan – Twenty-seven delegates composed of agricultural technicians, facilitators, and training team of Region 6 recently went for an experiential visit to the Region of MIMAROPA. This benchmarking activity last March 19 to 21, 2019 was part of the Season-long Training of Trainers (TOT) on Garlic and Onion Production, Postharvest, and Marketing.

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