Catheryn M. Villorente

Dumalag's Vision for a More Resilient Corn Industry

A fourth class town in the province of Capiz, Dumalag has operationalized a number of interventions to bring its Food on the Table Program further. With the support of its local chief
executive and agriculture leaders, the municipality was able to formulate more comprehensive programs and projects which are systematized, financially supported, and properly implemented for the benefit of its farmers. The ultimate goal is to have fruitful harvest at the end of each cropping
season.

Amulung's Aim for Corn Development

Amulung is a second class municipality in the province of Cagayan with a total corn area of over 6,200 hectares and almost 4,000 corn growers.

With its rich farming endeavors, the local government envisions Amulung to be the center of high-quality agricultural products in Luzon with sustainable, environment-friendly, and globally competitive corn produced by empowered stakeholders. To achieve this, Amulung is pushing further to improve its corn industry by attaining a five percent annual growth rate in production and increasing farmers’ income by five percent annually.

ATI Reorients BAC Personnel on GPRA

Zenaida Biteng

DILIMAN, Quezon City— To evaluate its current procurement processes and strategize on how to fast-track public procurement in an effective and efficient manner, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) personnel revisited the Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA) in a three-day reorientation activity.

Income-generating Technologies in Horticulture Showcased at Free Seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City— To encourage more people to venture into farming as a source of healthy food and income for the family, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a one-day free seminar on plant propagation and nursery management of horticultural crops.

The first part of the seminar focused on the methods and techniques of plant propagation and effective nursery management as presented by Dr. Danilo Peñira, a retired professor from the Isabela State University. He emphasized the importance of environmental-friendly crop propagation.

RCEF Implementing Agencies to Partner with SUCs

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) gathered some 30 representatives from state universities and colleges (SUCs) across the country for a consultative meeting on the implementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

The meeting aims to orient SUC officials on their possible role as partners in RCEF program implementation. In her message, Officer-in-Charge Assistant Director Rosana Mula encouraged them to communicate openly to come up with the best partnership initiatives for RCEF.

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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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