ATI in Eastern Visayas
Baybay City, Leyte - The Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 8 concluded the first semester of the year by conducting its 2019 Midyear Management Review and Planning Workshop.
Tunga, Leyte - The Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 8 launched a Farmers Livestock School for women in the municipality of Tunga in Leyte. The activity aims to capacitate rural women specifically on the best practices on Free-Range Chicken production.
Ormoc City, Leyte – Agripreneurs become unsuccessful in their business ventures not because of poor product quality. Often times, the problem lies in the marketing of their products. Many engage in business ventures but few really equip themselves with the necessary business skills.
Catubig, N. Samar – Teaching children about agriculture is one way to ensure a better tomorrow for the country. Agriculture can be made simple so the young can easily grasp its concepts.
Basey, Samar – Busy as they are with farm work, Basey farmers took time to learn about financial literacy.
ATI RTC 8 conducted 2 batches of the Training on Financial Literacy to enhance participants knowledge and skills in financial literacy particularly on its importance in achieving a successful agri-enterprise. The training also emphasized the importance of certain Filipino values.
Borongan City, E. Samar – In far-flung barangays in the country, people rely on the services of the barangay animal health worker (BAHW) when it comes to problems on their livestock. Without veterinarians in their areas, the BAHW is able to give immediate care for livestock health problems.
Baybay City, Leyte – More and more are getting enticed to learn about the many uses of corn husks including making flowers which can be used in various floral arrangement.
Alang-alang, Leyte - The Adopt a Farm Youth Program is being implemented across the different ATI networks with the active partnership of Schools for Practical Agriculture (SPA) and Learning Sites for Agriculture in their respective region. With this program, 4-H youth will have a first-hand experience in agriculture living and learning with farmers in their farms.
Baybay City, Leyte - The Continuing Education for the Youth Scholarship Program of the ATI-RTC 8 has helped support 4-H youth from Region 8 and Bicol for their studies in the field of Agriculture. As one ATI scholar said, this was her opportunity to finish her studies since her parents couldn’t afford to bring her to school because they find it difficult to make ends meet for the family.
Maria, Siquijor – For countries to reach its development goals, there is a need to support and provide opportunities for farm families.
Merida, Leyte - Who would ever think that ‘banana peel’ is fit for human consumption? What’s more, it can be made into a burger patty! This was one of the products processed during the ATI RTC 8- conducted Zero Waste Banana Processing.
Baybay City, Leyte – Feed the soil all the organic nutrients it needs. In return, it will feed your crops to become the healthiest produce we can feed our families. The organic agriculture concept of nourishing the soil is something most people should realize. Oftentimes, the belief is that the nutrients should be feed directly to the plants. However, this is not so.
Baybay City, Leyte - Agriculture has benefited a lot from the advancement of technology. Through research and other technological innovations, yields have improved and farming experience and practices have become easier. One innovation is the Rice Crop Manager (RCM).
Catubig, N. Samar – Duck farming can be a lucrative livestock enterprise. However, most farmers complain of its sustainability because of the rising prices of feeds and the damaging effects of climate change. With these challenges, ATI RTC 8 conducted the Training on Sustainable Duck Farming through its Extension Service Provider, the Fair Gems Academy, Inc.
Pasay City - The Department of Agriculture's Annual Rice Achievers Awards highlights the contributions of Agricultural Extension Workers, Local Government Units, Irrigators Associations, Small Water Impounding Systems Associations, and Local Farmer Technicians to the rice industry especially on their commitment in attaining rice sufficiency.
Mondragon, E. Samar - More and more farmers and interested individuals are expressing interest in learning about organic agriculture (OA). Hence, ATI RTC 8 continues to capacitate Samareños, in particular, on organic agriculture (OA).
PALO, Leyte - Plant propagation is the process of creating new plants from existing ones. Plant propagation, as well as landscaping, have become important areas in modern agriculture. Having skills in these areas can be a lucrative business specially for those who are involved in farming.
Baybay City, Leyte – One fine day in May, beautiful flower arrangements adorned Hall A of ATI RTC 8. Participants hunched over tables filled with dyed corn husks busy making different types of flowers. Corn husks, which are often considered waste after harvest, are actually potential money makers.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte - Two years ago, during the on-going partnership of ATI-RTC 8 and the Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA), a GIZ Agri-DPP Project, a GIZ technical expert came to support the institution in the conduct of capacity development programs for the efficient delivery of extension services.
Candahug, Palo, Leyte - The Agricultural Training Institute is part of the Philippine e-Learning Society (PeLS). PeLS is an organization founded with the objective of promoting substantive content, appropriate pedagogy, and appropriate use of technology for eLearning, guided by ongoing research activities.
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.