ATI in Eastern Visayas
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte - Upon the passage of the Republic Act 11203, the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) with annual appropriation of Php 10 billion per year for six years since 2019, there are 4 component programs to provide direct assistance to rice farmers. These are the extension services program, seed program, mechanization program, and the expanded credit assistance program.
Dulag, Leyte - Farm Advisory, one of the services ATI-RTC 8 provides its clients, has become more efficient. With the advancement of technology, farmers get Farm Advisory in real-time. The Rice Crop Manager (RCM) is one of the tools used as an Advisory Service for rice farmers in enhancing productivity in their farms.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte - On March 5, 2020, the Abaca Coalition of Region 8 held its first Quarterly Meeting at ATI-RTC 8, VSU Campus, Baybay City, Leyte. Notedly, the Coalition was conceptualized in 2015 to formulate and implement steps and harmonize strategies for the rehabilitation of the abaca production and improve the abaca industry in Region 8.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte - Learning Sites, Schools for Practical Agriculture, and Extension Service Providers have long been partners with ATI-RTC 8 and are the front runners in delivering extension services to farmers and agri-enthusiasts in the communities they are located in.
CANDELARIA, Quezon – Knowledge enhancement and capability building activities must be regularly done for ATI-RTC 8 trainers and staff to deliver quality extension services to its clients especially to farmer organizations. With this, ATI-RTC 8 ensures that its staff are well equipped with the essential knowledge and skills one needs to conduct trainings based on their expertise.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte - Since 2019, the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) has been placed in the spotlight as one of ATI-RTC 8’s activities. With the Department of Agriculture’s newest goal, “Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita”, ATI-RTC 8 sees to it that its programs are in line to the new paradigms the new secretary has set for agriculture especially in rice farming.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte - One of ATI’s thematic programs is to enhance agriculture fisheries extension knowledge products and services. ATI-RTC 8 does this by providing information not just to clients under the agricultural sector but also to young people, students, teachers and many more!
Baybay City, Leyte - Ham, center piece of almost every Filipino Noche Buena. The aromatic scent, the tender meat, and the mouth-watering sauce make us think, “How do they make it”?
DULAG, Leyte - In the spirit of Christmas, ATI-RTC 8 staff initiated an outreach program as a way for the Center to give back to the community and provide simple assistance especially in meeting their needs.
ATI-RTC 8 staff donated used clothing for the said event. The Center also prepared extra and unused training materials such as cartolinas, chalk, pens, and other school supplies.
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.