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ATI and SMART Communications, Inc: Partners toward Sustainable Agriculture and Inclusive Growth

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:59pm

ALFONSO, Cavite – With the goal of advancing technology in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CaLaBaRZon and SMART Communications, Inc. partner in implementing the Digital Farmers Program (DFP). The program is an exploratory project between ATI and SMART with the aim of teaching small-scale farmers with basic digital tools and technologies, particularly social media.

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Rice extensionists start intensive training to become AgRiDOCs

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:11pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute and the Philippine Rice Research Institute in partnership with the International Rice Research Institute implemented a project entitled “Improving Technology Promotion and Delivery through Capability Enhancement of Next-Gen Rice Extension Professionals and Other Intermediaries” or IPAD.

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Smallholder Group of Plaridel, Quezon Signify Interest on ICS Group Certification

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:29am

PLARIDEL, Quezon - Recognizing the need to empower and capacitate community-based organic producers to adhere to standards of organic agriculture and be locally and globally competitive in the market, the Agricultural Training Institute – Region IV-A conducted the Training on Internal Control System (ICS) for Smallholder Group on July 2 - 5, 2019 at Brgy. M.L. Tumagay in this municipality.

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ATI IV-A promotes local seed production to attain food security

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 10:40am

STA. CRUZ, Laguna - The Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A conducted its first batch of “Training of Trainers on Vegetable Seed Production” last June 26-28, 2019 at FAES-Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in this municipality.

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School on Air on Organic Agriculture Airs this July in Rizal Province

Sun, 06/30/2019 - 10:40am

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal - To provide fast access of information to a wider number of learners, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CaLaBaRZon spearheaded the program launching of School on Air (SOA) on Organic Agriculture (OA), dubbed as “Talakayang Organiko sa Rizal," on June 27, 2019 at Antipolo City Conference Hall, 3rd floor, Victory Park and Shop in this city.

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1st Meet and Greet of "Ala Eh! Maiskwelahan" goes to Calaca

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 9:29am

CALACA, Batangas- Some sixty-one (61) enrolled participants of Ala Eh! Maiskwelahan: Isang Radyo Eskwela sa Batangas joined the first batch of Meet and Greet.

“Meet and Greet” is one of the School-on-the-Air (SOA) innovations wherein the live broadcast is held in selected municipality. During the activity, the enrollees participated in a quiz bee dubbed as “Maistanong.”

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CRA beneficiaries trained to develop market-oriented agri enterprises

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 8:50am

CALATAGAN, Batangas - Markets are the gates for farmers in improving their standards of living through the income obtained from selling their produce. In building resilience of communities, a major concern is to ensure that they produce what they can sell. Far too often, interventions focus on increasing crop and animal production without complementary marketing support.

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ATI RTC IV-A ensures conformance to standards, ISO certification

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 1:04pm

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.

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AI sa Barangay: making quality semen available for swine backyard farmers

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 3:46pm

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.

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Native Animals Introduced to Wounded Soldiers as Additional Source of Livelihood

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 2:31pm

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

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Home-based business promoted in cassava processing training

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:23pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A conducted two batches of "Cassava Production and Food Processing Training" for farmer leaders, Rural-Based Organization (RBO) members and some Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs).

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SOIL Members of Laguna Province Intend for ICS Group Certification

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 3:08pm

STA. MARIA, LAGUNA - In compliance to third party certification, the Samahan ng Organikong Industriya ng Laguna or SOIL, headed by Ms. Suzette Sales, completed the Training on Internal Control System (ICS) on May 28 - 31, 2019 in this municipality. The three-day training aims to provide the requirements and guidelines for the installation of ICS.

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ATI IV-A and partners to document farmers’ climate smart practices and success stories

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 9:49am

GENERAL NAKAR, Quezon - This year, the ATI Region IV-A, through the Information Services Section (ISS), will be tapped to produce a compilation of success stories featuring documentations of Climate Resilient Agriculture Project’s (CRA) beneficiaries practices and experiences.

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AEWs trained on assessing organic farms in the region

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 10:13am

SAN JUAN, Batangas – In its continued effort toenhance the knowledge and skills of AEWs on organic certification, the Agricultural Training InstituteRegion IV-A conducted the “Training on Organic Production and Certification at Don Leon Nature Farm in this municipality.

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CRA farm families see opportunities in farm wastes

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:26pm

CALATAGAN, Batangas - Corn and sugarcane are two of the most important crops in this municipality, with one-third of farmers, depending on corn and sugarcane as their major source of livelihood. However, due to traditional farming practices on harvesting, farmers are used to burn corn and sugarcane by-products; thus, contributing to the effects of greenhouse gases.

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Enriching Rice Farming Productivity and Profitability with RCM

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:18pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - A total of 114 rice farmers and AEWs attended the series of Rice Crop Manager (RCM) briefings last May 7-9, 2019 in six municipalities of Laguna namely Kalayaan, Lumban, Pakil, Paete, Sta. Cruz, Pagsanjan, and three municipalities in Quezon province particularly, Pitogo, General Luna and Macalelon.

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AEWs capacitated on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and Extension Delivery Modalities

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:52pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, CAVITE - Twenty-nine Rice Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) of Cavite, Batangas, Rizal and Laguna participated in the “Capability Enhancement Course for Rice AEWs Batch 1.”

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Pitogo farmers to train on organic agriculture

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 1:48pm

PITOGO, Quezon- To enhance the knowledge and skills of the farmers in Pitogo, Quezon on organic agriculture, the Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A together with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Quezon and Local Government of Pitogo through the Municipal Agriculture Office launched the Farmers' Field School (FFS) on Integrated Diversified Organic Farming System (IDOFS).

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IEC Materials Distributed during the Launching of Coconut Model Farm in Gumaca, Quezon

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:35am

GUMACA, Quezon – A pilot project of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office (DA RFO) IV-A through the assistance of Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and Agricultural Program Coordinating Officer (APCO) Quezon, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CaLaBaRZon joins the launching of coconut model farm on May 7, 2019 in this municipality.

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Livelihood opportunities explored in meat processing seminar

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 1:12pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center IV-A once again spearheaded a free seminar to all interested individuals in Region IV-A who are on the lookout for livelihood opportunities.

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