ATI in Eastern Visayas
Baybay City, Leyte – Leadership is a skill one can learn. It is the same as learning any other skill there is. Hence, ATI RTC 8 believes that its partners in extension delivery should be constantly capacitated on leadership and management.
Baybay City, Leyte – Raising livestock is one of the common businesses one can engage in. However, feeds and its ever increasing prices are often the downfall of these supposedly promising agri-business.
Maasin City, S. Leyte - With the rising commercialization of conventional practices in poultry and livestock management, “Go back to the basics” is the government’s battle cry in promoting the production of safer and healthier meat, eggs, and milk and the preservation and promotion of native breeds of poultry and livestock.
Matuginao, Samar - As the lead agency in delivering excellent extension services to its clients, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to provide quality services through trainings tailor made for the needs of its clients. One of which is to empower women in the community.
Baybay City, Leyte – Sweet potato is one of the most common root crops in the Philippines. It is packed with nutritious goodness as it is high in fiber and potassium. It can be processed into various products such as wine, jam, candy, and as ingredient in pastries.
Maydolong, Eastern Samar – There are many opportunities out there. With a simple training, one can venture into a small business to earn an income. A good example is food processing which prolongs the shelf-life of food products. It also increases the income of the family for its value-adding strategies.
Babatngon, Leyte - For years, the Agricultural Training Institute has been promoting natural ways of farming through Organic Agriculture. Recently, JADAM farming was introduced as a response to the inevitable inflation of production inputs. This technology introduces farmers to an ultra-low cost way of organic farming.
Burauen, Leyte - Quails may be known as “game” or “hunting” birds but they too can be raised in a way that would enhance farm productivity or even add employment to people venturing in its production. With the increase in demand for quail eggs, quail production might be a lucrative business opportunity for farm families.
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.
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.