ATI in Central Luzon
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) in partnership with Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center of Lupao, Nueva Ecija conducted a briefing on the benefits of the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) to 50 selected farmers in the said municipality on May 17, 2019.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) launched a School-on-the-Air (SOA) on Organic Farming System dubbed as “OA ang Kita sa Organikong Pagsasaka!” in Bataan through the airing of its first episode on April 16, 2019.
“Wala kaming pagkakakitaan tuwing tagtuyot. Merong tubig, pero hindi sapat para sa aming mga pananim (We don’t have a source of income during dry season. We have sources of water, but it is not enough for our farm),” said Carmelita Racuya of Doña Josefa, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija.
BALANGA CITY, BATAAN. One of the activities of the 4-H Club Program is the 4-H Congress and Organizational Strengthening formerly known as Regional Summer Youth Camp. This is an annual activity conducted in recognition to the active participation and involvement of the youth towards nation building.
New corn coordinators of Bulacan and Bataan joined for the first batch of Trainers’ Training on Corn Integrated Crop Management and Post-harvest Technologies on April 10-12, 2019 in Duran Farm, San Ildefonso, Bulacan. A total of 30 participants were armed in advance technologies on corn integrated crop management and post-harvest mechanization.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) stressed the importance of extension management to 30 agricultural extension workers (AEWs) across the region through a training on April 24-26, 2019 in ATI-RTC III, San Ramon, Dinalupihan, Bataan.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL), in partnership with the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), granted water buffaloes to two (2) Learning Sites in Central Luzon on April 10, 2019 in Pampanga and Tarlac.
The rural-based organizations (RBOs) in Central Luzon convened for a consultation workshop to give updates of its activities and harmonize them across the region on April 11-12, 2019 in St. Isidore “The FARMer” in Sta. Ana, Pampanga. Representatives of each organization namely: Magsasaka Siyentista (MS); Pambansang Mannalon, Mag-uuma, Magbabaul at Magsasaka ng Pilipinas, Inc.
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.
Agricultural extension workers across Central Luzon took part in the Training of Trainers on Sustainable Vegetable Production in the Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) Satellite Center, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija on March 26-28, 2019.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) conducted a Techno Gabay Program (TGP) Planning Workshop to fortify its implementation in the region with the provincial TGP Coordinators, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) Extension Directors, and Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) Regional President on March 26, 2019 in Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU), Camiling, Tarlac.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) represented by the Center Director, Ms. Veronica Concepcion V. Esguerra, participated in the Regional Management Committee (RMC) Meeting spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office III (DA-RFO III) at City of San Fernando, Pampanga on March 25, 2019.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) partnered with Nueva Ecija University Science of Technology (NEUST) anew in training local farmer technicians (LFTs) for Crop Protection Product Stewardship and Computer Literacy Training.
As the lead agency of the Central Luzon Agriculture and Fishery Extension Network (CLAFEN), the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center III held a consultative meeting for the establishment of One Bataan Agriculture & Fishery Extension Network or 1BAFEN on March 14, 2019 in Crown Royal Hotel, Balanga City, Bataan.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) spearheaded a Training on Philippine National Standard (PNS): Code of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Corn and Cassava and Code of Practice in the Reduction of HCN in Cassava and By-products.
The Organic Agriculture (OA) Focal Persons of Central Luzon underscore healthy farming in the region through taking part in the Enhancement Course on Organic Technologies in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija on February 27 to March 1, 2019.
ATI-CL, Villar Sipag Foundation intensify campaign on the use of climate smart technologies through CSFBS
The Agricultural Training Institute in Central Luzon (ATI-CL), in partnership with the Villar Sipag Foundation, intensified the campaign on the use of climate smart technologies through the conduct of Climate Smart Farm Business School (CSFBS) on February 11-22, 2019 in Otel Pampanga, City of San Fernando, Pampanga with 31 farm owners from regions 1, 2, 3, and CAR as participants.
The Agricultural Training Institute in Central Luzon (ATI-CL) bolstered youth engagement in farming through the conduct of trainings on Mushroom Processing, Packaging and Marketing, and Leadership and Organization Management in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija on February 18-19 and 19-20, 2019, respectively.
LLANERA, NUEVA ECIJA. The Department of Agriculture (DA), headed by Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol, awarded the solar-powered irrigation system (SPIS) in a ceremonial turnover to the Caridad Norte and Sur Small Water Irrigation System Association in Llanera, Nueva Ecija on February 7, 2019.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Central Luzon strengthened Filipino culture and tradition through “Laro ng Lahi” and “Galing ng Lahi” during the two-day celebration for its 32nd anniversary on January 29-30, 2019 in its regional training center in Dinalupihan, Bataan.
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.