ATI in the Western Visayas
"I would like to thank Agricultural Training Institute for conducting this training here at our beloved school. We had learned a lot of information in regards to agriculture especially care and management of plants. I really appreciated the efforts exerted and the free farm tools and supplies given to us.
"Ang Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) udyan para mag-train kaninyo, mag-reach out sa mga tawo nga nabudlayan para tudluan kang livelihood opportunities nga bukot lahog-lahog lang, kundi tuod-tuod nga pangabuhi-an naton.” [The ATI is there to train you, to reach out to individuals who are having a hard time, and to teach us livelihood opportunities that what we really need.] These
In support to Republic Act 10068 or Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, ATI Region 6 in cooperation with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) conducted the Skills Enhancement on Organic Agriculture Technologies for Competency Assessment last August 26 to 30, 2019 at Connie Carillo Diversified Farm, Bingawan, Iloilo.
“We at ATI will be walking side by side with the Local Government Units (LGU) together with the other partner agencies to attain our goal in this 4Ks program”. This is the commitment of support of Dr. Eden DLR.
BANGA, Aklan - A tree growing activity participated by ATI employees, Polo Brgy Council and the participants of the Pagkabaeaka sa Kagueangan, Kabukiran, Kaeanasan ag Katunggan (4Ks) Program was held. A total of 300 fruit trees to include Marang and timber trees such as Acacia, Narra, Banyan and Talisay were planted along the Aklan River of Brgy. Polo, Banga, Aklan
CADIZ CITY, Negros Occidental - Fifty participants composed of Cacao growers, farmers, AEWs and other stakeholder were registered and actively participated during the Free Seminar on Cacao Asexual Propagation conducted last August 30, 2019 at Farmer’s Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center – City Agriculture Office, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.
WESTERN VISAYAS – Two batches of Training on Corn Based Feed Processing and Formulation with a total of 61 participants (30 participants in Iloilo City and 31 participants in Roxas City) were administered in the month of August.
"As a first timer to attend to this kind of training, my overall impression was excellent, from RP, Venue, Staff and co-participants. It helps me a lot. New learnings for me to be shared.
A total of 30 Capizon corn farmers attended the 3-day training on Gender and Development cum Corn By-products processing held at Nestas Hilltop Hotel, Roxas City, Capiz.
For the first semester of 2019, the shades of maroon took over the Center’s major programs. We are giving value to high value crops such as onion and garlic as they are seen as the next boosters of Philippines’ agricultural industry.
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BANGA, Aklan - "We thank you ATI for conducting this training to us, we appreciated all the efforts you have extended to RIC [Rural Improvement Club]. The management staff and participants were so accommodating. Thank you very much for every opportunity you have given to us, we will treasure this in our hearts.
Aklan - High school students taking up agriculture subjects have been oriented on the ATI’s e-extension services. The e-learning briefing was held at Malinao School for Philippine Craftsmen in Malinao, Aklan and Numancia Integrated School in Numancia, Aklan on July 17 and 18, 2019 respectively.
Iloilo Provincial Capitol, Iloilo City – the 5th leg of Free Seminar was conducted last July 19, 2019 at Iloilo Provincial Capitol lobby, Iloilo City with the topic on Cacao Production. Overwhelming crowd of farmers, cacao growers, agriculture enthusiasts and walk in clients were registered with a total of 119 participants.
Another School for Practical Agriculture in Region 12 is GerNil’s Farm owned by the Gawad Saka Awardee, Mr. Gerardo “Boy” Cordero in Brgy. Topland, Koronadal City. This farm specializes in processed coco products such as coco sugar and coco syrup distributed to major companies in Davao City.
Known as the home of T’boli and Ubo Tribes, Lake Sebu in South Cotabato is booming to become one of SOCCKSARGEN’s eco-tourism destinations. Not only that, this majestic place has a hidden agricultural industry gem. If you plan to spend a vacation trip in this region, here are some things you need to include in your itinerary:
He used to drive an airplane and brought people to their dream destinations, today he opt to drive source of people’s lives to their stomach. He is Capt. James “Bong” Reamon.
Hails as the first Farm Tourism Site accredited by the Department of Tourism in Region 12 is Felicidad Orchard and Garden Organics Farm. It is located at Conel-Olympog Road, Purok 9B, Brgy. Katangawan, General Santos City, South Cotabato and identified as a School for Practical Agriculture of ATI in the said region.
“Naga pasalamat gid ako sa ATI dahil abu gid akon natun-an sa anda nga mga gina conduct nga training. Pang tatlo ko pa lang nga intra ra sa SOA it ATI ag sa mkara nga SOA on Onion hay kaabu gid akon natun-an.
Sustainability in Agriculture and Fisheries can be achieved by empowering the marginalized sectors. With perseverance and dedication, rise a vibrant and progressive community that can cope with the challenges of time. The triangular shapes can be likened to the mountains where all the goodness of nature is found that bestows us the energy to live.
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – During the fourth leg of Free Seminar that was held on June 27, 2019 at Robinson’s Place, Roxas City, Capiz with the topic on Edible Urban Gardening, 70 Capiznons were listed as participants.
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.