ATI in Eastern Visayas
Kawayan, Biliran – There is always something new to learn. This is a realization of Mr. Ram Chan Miculob saying, “I didn’t know that we can produce milk from goat, now I can say that goat as a business has a potential.”
Baybay City, Leyte - As an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization, ATI 8 aims for continuous improvement of its extension programs and services. Hence, it conducts management reviews twice a year. Management reviews are done to evaluate the effectiveness of the Center’s Management System so as to assess how suitable and adequate it is vis-à-vis the Center’s goals.
Baybay City, Leyte - Giving back is one of the driving forces of ATI 8 and the Organikong Magsasaka ng Rehiyon Otso’s (OMRO) Lakbay Alay.
Biliran – Pig farming continues to be a lucrative endeavor for Biliran farmers. However, with the challenges posed by various factors in the environment and the market, most swine raisers cannot sustain production. This shows that there is always a need to capacitate them with the essential knowledge and skills in sustainable pig farming management.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte - The production of Free-range chicken has become prevalent in some provinces in the Philippines due to programs conducted by the government promoting the production of meat and eggs that are safe and healthy as well as to preserve and promote native breeds of chicken. However, production of these animals are at risk, one would be due to Climate Change.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte –Staff development programs create opportunities for technical and administrative members of an organization to enhance their knowledge and skills. With the Individual Development Plan (IDP) of each staff at ATI RTC8, activities are made to meet these targets.
DILIMAN, Quezon City. It has been one of the Agricultural Training Institute’s initiatives to encourage its training centers to strive for excellence especially in the delivery of services to their clients.
Baybay City, Leyte – Sun, sand, wind, and waves…words that may sound like one grand R&R. However, to a school whose vegetable garden is right beside the sea, these words spell one big nightmare. It means when the wind is strong, plants can be toppled. When the tide is high, crops get submerged in seawater. A month’s work can be gone in just a few minutes.
Baybay City, Leyte - The “roars” of the young ones still sounded as strong and sure as the first time. Now on its 4th year, the Rice and Organic Agriculture Awareness Reach Schools (ROARS) continued its campaign to teach children to be RicePonsible and adopt organic agriculture practices in school and even at home.
Ormoc City, Leyte - ATI 8 took to the road to spread the word about rice self-sufficiency. In celebration of November as the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM), ATI 8 mounted a slew of activities to promote the goodness of rice, and how through this staple crop, each Filipino can contribute to the country’s food security and sufficiency program.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte. Corn and cassava are two of the most important crops in the Philippines. With the threat of climate change, production of these crops are at risk.
When we talk about jackfruit, the EVIARC Sweet variety in Eastern Visayas definitely stands out from the rest for its distinct characteristics. It is an elite jackfruit variety identified by the Eastern Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (EVIARC) in Abuyog, Leyte and is the flagship commodity in the Region.
Subic, Olongapo - The journey towards excellence and righteousness is not paved in gold. It is not a journey for the faint of heart either.
Merida, Leyte - Corn is one of the most important crops grown in country. Like rice, it is also a staple crop and contributes widely to the livestock and poultry industries in the Philippines. Hence, corn farmers are continuously capacitated to further boost their production.
The 4H program in the region is implemented through the collaboration of ATI 8, the Local Government Units with their assigned coordinators, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 8, and the 4H Club members. Designing strategies to synchronize with the activities of each collaborator is thus important to minimize overlapping of activities and maximizing all the resources.
KALINGA, Apayao - The Volunteer Leaders Association of the Philippines (VLAP) has been a constant partner of Agricultural Training Institute in providing excellent extension services. As it constitutes a significant part of the Rural Based Organizations (RBO), the VLAP also involves communities for Indigenous People (IP).
Baybay City, Leyte - As the work environment is never free from risks, an organization must not allow these risks to affect the implementation of its programs. This is where risk assessment and action planning come in. It helps an organization manage the risks and take actions to minimize, if not eliminate, risks.
Borongan City, E. Samar - The journey to financial literacy continues for 27 farmers and members of associations who are borrowers and would-be borrowers of PUNLA or Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) of the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC).
Catubig, Northern Samar - Poultry and livestock meat are useful forms of dietary protein and energy especially among Filipinos. However, commercially grown poultry and livestock are pumped with antibiotics and growth hormones. These chemicals have ill effects on humans, hence, more people now prefer organically produced livestock and poultry products.
Ducks are one of the most practical, versatile and useful waterfowls to raise, offering several benefits to poultry farmers including balut production. Duck raising is dominated by balut (partially hatched embryos) production and by smallholder production that accounts for more than 75 percent of the total duck production.