ATI in MiMaRoPa
To capacitate partners from the Local Government Units (LGUs) and cassava growers regarding Good Agricultural Practices for Cassava and Cassava Quality Standards the Training Course on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Cassava was conducted on June 25-27, 2019 at Odiongan, Romblon with 25 AEWs and farmer participants.
A farmer to farmer. This was the concept of the Training on Organic Production Technologies conducted at DosFourDos Farm, Aborlan, Palawan, one of ATI Learning Sites.
While the idea or concept is great, the transfer of technology depends on the enthusiasm of the participants to apply what is learnt after the training. Sometimes, the objective of one endeavor doesn’t always equal the reality.
Finally! Farmers Organization for Rural Upliftment of Mindoro (FORUM) has finally completed the four (4) Phases of Internal Control System (ICS).
ICS is the part of a documented quality assurance system that allows an external certification body to inspect such individual or group whether they have a well-functioning system and followed the standard set by the certifying body.
At last! After its 16 airings, School-on-Air (SOA) under Livestock Program themed “OinK na OinK sa Pagbababuyan” was culminated on June 20, 2019 at Manna Training Center, Tabon, Quezon, Palawan.
Farmer-Scientist Training Program (FSTP) Phase II was started on June 18, 2018 in Sitio Tamisan, Barangay Poypoy, Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro.
With the aim to further capacitate Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) on the effective dissemination and implementation of the Rice Crop Manager in the region, the Agricultural Training Institute in MiMaRoPa conducted the Training on Rice Crop Manager Advisory Services on May 28-31, 2019 at ATI MiMaRoPa, Barcenaga, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.
A total of 61 participants composed of Agricultural Extension Workers and Farmers attended the two batches of Skills Training on Cassava Processing in Buenavista, Marinduque and Ferrol, Romblon on May 7 – 9, 2019 and May 27 – 29, 2019, respectively.
“It was my first time attending a training outside my province.” This was the confession of Engr. Jostine Marie F. Famudulan, Agricultural Technologist of LGU-San Andres during the Training Course on Rice Grain Drying and Milling Principles and Systems on May 22 – 24, 2019 at ATI, Barcenaga, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.
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.