ATI in Cagayan Valley
The Digital Farmers Program (DFP) announced two winners of the Kwentong Agri video making contest for DFP San Mateo, Isabela. Winners received their awards and prizes during the 33rd Anniversary Celebration of ATI at Regional Training Center 02, San Mateo, Isabela.
The ATIng Tienda opens anew at ATI-RTC 02 during the 33rd Anniversary celebration of the Agricultural Training Institute on January 30-31, 2020.
ATIng Tienda is a marketplace for the products and produce of Learning Site cooperators, Magsasaka Siyentista, Rural-Based Organizations, and farmers associations.
As mungbean capital of the Philippines, farmers of San Mateo, Isabela are practicing munggo after rice. As an alternative farming system and to address scarcity of water and low price of palay, corn after rice is also introduced to them.
Along with more vibrant extension services, the Agricultural Training Institute in Region 2 (ATI-RTC 2) embraces innovations and new strategies in extension as it celebrates its 33rd anniversary.
CABAGAN, Isabela. The Agri-trade and one town-one product Fair and exhibit was one of the highlights of the annual celebration of the patronal town fiesta of the municipality of Cabagan. Recognized as strong partner in the agriculture development of the municipality, the Agricultural Training Institute in Region 02 (ATI-RTC 02) is also invited to participate in the said fair and exhibit.
CLAVERIA, Cagayan. The second round of mass graduation of the school-on-the air on animal waste management was conducted for the graduates of Claveria and Lallo, Cagayan. The 300 graduates from the said municipalities completed the 733 graduates of the said SOA.
SAN MANUEL, Isabela. “We are lucky to be a beneficiary of the Farmers Information and Technology Service (FITS) Center of the government,” said Municipal Administrator Manuel Arellano of San Manuel, Isabela during the launching program of their FITS Center. The launching was conducted on January 21, 2020 at Municipal Hall compound.
As a continuous capacity development of our farmers, the request for a training of San Guillermo farmers was granted. The two-day Free Seminar on Feed on Feed Formulation was conducted on January 9-10, 2020 at the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 02, San Mateo, Isabela.
MALLIG, Isabela. The Local Government Unit of Mallig, Isabela found the Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center helpful to their farmers. Launched on Thursday December 18, 2019, the FITS Center is now ready to serve the farmers and other stakeholders of the municipality on the provision of information and technology services.
Ayon sa datos, humigit kumulang 640,614 sako ng binhi ang naibahagi na sa mga magsasaka mula huling linggo ng Oktubre hanggang Disyembre 15. Tinatayang nasa 320,307 ektarya na ang maaaring mataniman ng certified inbred seeds mula sa RCEF-Seed Program.
CVAARRD Consortium members gathered at the Amphitheater of the Isabela State University in Echague, Isabela on December 12, 2019 to celebrate the 41st CVAARRD Anniversary with the theme, “Harnessing Local Legislative Collaborations and Best Practices towards Richer Opportunities and Harmonized R &D/E.” The event was graced by Hon. Alyssa Sheena P.
SAN MATEO, Isabela. “The theories learned from school are very different in actual field”, said Mr. Lemmuel Brito, a Grade 12 student of the Rizal National High School (RNHS), Santiago City. During the culmination activity of their immersion in the Agricultural Training Institute Region 02, Brito said they learned different techniques in farming.
Orani, Bataan. Initiatives, innovations and commitment in the implementation of the information services of the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 02 (ATI-RTC 02) paid off. Said ATI-RTC 02 accomplishments were recognized during the Information Services (IS) Achievers’ Awards 2019 in Orani, Bataan.
SAN MATEO, Isabela. The Agricultural Training Institute in Region 02 conducted two batches of Training of Trainers (TOT) on High Quality Inbred Rice Production. These were in support to the implementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) as a result of the rice tarrification law.
Iguig, Cagayan. Acted as panel member during the forum for policy recommendations or resolutions, the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 02 (ATI-RTC 02) participated in the two-day Regional Agri-Fishery Council (RAFC) Forum.
TUMAUINI, Isabela. Six batches of training course on sustainable corn production in sloping areas (SCoPSA) were conducted in different barangays of Tumauini, Isabela. The Local Government Unit of Tumauini proposed the training to address soil erosion in hilly areas of the said municipality.
SAN MATEO, Isabela. After an evaluation conducted for the nominees for the Young Filipino Farmers Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ), two 4H members luckily passed the qualification requirements.
SAN MATEO, Isabela. Two season-long Farmers’ Field School on Good Agricultural Practices on Lowland Vegetables Production had their culminating activity in November. Said FFS were conducted in partnership with the Local Government Units of Maddela, Quirino and Jones, Isabela.
“Buy Local. Eat Local. Support our Rice Farmers,” this is the battle cry of the 2019 National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) being celebrated this month of November.
The ATI-RTC 02 and PhilRice Isabela together with the rice farmers of San Mateo Isabela conducted a Be RICEponsible campaign on November 8, 2019, to open the month-long celebration.
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.