Ashlee P. Canilang

Nat’l S&T Week Highlights Contributions to SDGs

To highlight the significant contributions of science and technology in national development, the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) is celebrated every third week of July through Proclamation No. 169 of 1993.

This year's theme, "Science for the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development," aims to strengthen the latest innovations in technologies, research, and products that help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Media Rally for Organic Agriculture

Converge: First Media Promotion for Organic Agriculture of the Agricultural Training Institute

CALABARZON—About 15 government and private media personnel based in Metro Manila visited successful organic farms in the region to learn about the basics of organic farming, March 25-27.

Agricultural Training Institute's (ATI) Information Services Division and Regional Training Center (RTC) IV-A organized "Converge: First Media Promotion for Organic Agriculture" to enlighten the media about the efforts of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and ATI on organic agriculture.

Panagyaman Rice Festival Highlights Successes of Rice Farmers

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the nation in the celebration of Panagyaman Rice Festival this April.

Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation No. 606, s.2004, the Panagyaman Rice Festival is celebrated to recognize the contributions and successes of small farmers who have been the backbone in the campaign for a hunger-free Philippines. April marks the beginning of harvesting for rice and other food crops during dry season, a period that gives significance to the nationwide festivities in May and June.

Aton to ATI Staff, Extensionists: Strengthen Partnerships and Build Linkages

ATI Director Alfredo S. Aton at the FY 2018 Annual Performance Review and FY 2019 Commitment Signing

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Director Alfredo Aton challenged the staff of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) to strengthen partnerships and build linkages to address challenges that confront the food and agriculture extension services.

During the FY 2018 Annual Performance Review and FY 2019 Commitment Signing held at ATI’s central office, the current director of the Institute recognized the efforts and accomplishments in the previous year. However, he emphasized that there is a need to work closely with other organizations that have extension mandates.

ATI Today

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.

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