ATI in Central Luzon
Featuring selected Magsasaka Siyentistas (MS) in the region, the Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) will be launching a book entitled ‘Banyuhay’ in November 2019.
‘Banyuhay,’ which stands for ‘Bagong Anyo ng Buhay,’ is a Filipino term coined to represent the innovations and progression of the MS in the region in giving new breed of life in agriculture.
The Agricultural Training Institute in Central Luzon (ATI-CL), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office III (DA-RFO III), is enhancing the access of agriculture and fishery extension services through DA-RFO's radio program entitled "MaNa: Maunlad na agrikultura sa nayon, Mag-Agri Tayo."
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL), in partnership with Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU), strengthened farmers’ skills on rice machinery operations (RMO) through a training, with NC II assessment held in TAU, Camiling, Tarlac on June 3-5 and June 8, 2019.
The livestock industry provides a big chunk of income and ensures food security for the people. Along with this is the widespread of animal disease to commercial scale as well as to small and medium-scale farmers which has a negative impact in the economy and food supply in the region.
The Agricultural Training Institute – Central Luzon (ATI-CL) produced 12 agriculture graduates through its ATI-4H Youth Empowerment through Sustainable (YES) program, a scholarship program for deserving youth in the region.
The Agricultural Training Institute in Central Luzon (ATI-CL) conducted a School-on-the-Air (SOA) on Organic Farming System dubbed as “OA ang Kita sa Organikong Pagsasaka!” which concluded on June 19, 2019 in La Vista Inland Resort, City of Balanga, Bataan.
Featuring selected Magsasaka Siyentistas (MS) in the region, the Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) will be launching a book entitled “Banyuhay” in November 2019.
The book aims to document the existing interventions given by the center to the MS and the agricultural technologies developed by the farmer-scientist.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) promoted Organic White Corn Production and Processing in Central Luzon through a training held at Hotel Consuelo, Sta Rosa, Nueva Ecija on May 22-24, 2019.
The said training aimed to enhance the participants’ knowledge and skills on organic white corn farming and value adding and integrate it in their action plan.
The Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL) geared up the farmers in Central Luzon to become financial literate through a training held in ATI-RTC III, San Ramon, Dinalupihan, Bataan on May 25-27, 2019.
The Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) staff of selected enhanced FITS in the region has undergone training on Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Advisory Service [RAS] on May 20-24, 2019 in Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.
VLAP (Volunteer Leaders Association of the Philippines) members in Central Luzon convened to participate in Leadership Training cum Strengthening Volunteer Leaders’ Enterpreneurial Skiils and Networking Capacity on May 22-24, 2019 in Otel Pampanga, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
The Agricultural Training Institute in Central Luzon (ATI-CL) educated farmers and fishers from different provinces of Central Luzon in two batches of Training on Financial Literacy held at ATI-RTC III, San Ramon, Dinalupihan, Bataan on May 8-10, 2019 and May 15-17, 2019, respectively.
One of the youngest groups of agripreneurs venturing in mushroom production, the Portal 4-H Club in Rizal, Nueva Ecija sells fresh mushroom in their community. The club started producing mushrooms on March 6, 2019 and now they are able to earn consistently.
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.
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.