Erika Z. Vizcarra

ATI’s ‘Going Mobile’ Project Nominated in World Summit Awards 2018

PHILIPPINES—“Going Mobile: Making e-Learning for Agriculture & Fisheries More Accessible”, a project of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), is one of the three nominees for best national digital solution from the Philippines for the World Summit Awards (WSA) 2018.

The project aims to offer e-Learning courses through mobile learning or m-Learning. This is so that the course content can become more adaptive to smart devices, thus, making it more accessible to the learners.

Risk Management Strategies Developed for ATI

ATI Region VII director Carolyn May Daquio and assistant director Gracia Arado

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To improve the Quality Management System of the organization, key officials of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) convened for the 2019 Quality Objectives and Risk Assessment Planning Workshop based on the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

The activity gave way to the formulation of the 2019 Quality Objectives, finalization of the 2019 Risk Assessment Plan, and resolution of the issues that resulted from the audit findings since last year.

Aton Takes Oath of Office as New ATI Director

New ATI Director Alfredo Aton with Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Department of Agriculture (DA) officially welcomes the new director of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Alfredo Aton, as he takes the reigns and steers the bureau in expanding its services nationwide.

In a short ceremony at the DA head office, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol swore in Aton as the ATI’s Director IV. ATI division chiefs and training center superintendents were present and showed their full support as they witnessed the oath-taking rites.

Milestones in Info Services Showcased at 3rd KM Updates

Best practice of Agricultural Training Institute Information Services in Region XII

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Milestones in enhancing access to knowledge products and services marked the success of the 3rd Knowledge Management Updates and Collaborative Learning Activity of the Information Services (IS) group of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

These milestones include various partnerships formed and increased number of clients reached through IS programs and projects on e-Extension, technology-based knowledge-sharing, corporate communication, Techno Gabay extension, among others.

Aton Sets New Directions for ATI

ATI OIC Director Alfredo Aton

DILIMAN, Quezon City—New officer-in-charge (OIC) director, Alfredo Aton, sets the tone for the next few years as the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) turns another leaf under his leadership.

In a meeting with ATI division chiefs, Central Office section chiefs, and training center directors, Aton asked for everyone’s cooperation and support in improving the bureau’s programs and services for the stakeholders and the public.

Corn, Cassava Achievers Recognized, Linkages Continue to Strengthen

National Quality Corn Achievers Awards 2018

BUHANGIN, Davao City—The Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to strengthen its ties with local government units (LGUs) and farmers’ groups to boost corn and cassava development as it awards industry achievers nationwide.

In a three-in-one ceremony, DA recognized top-performing LGUs, DA regional offices, and farmers’ organizations. This is through the 6th National Quality Corn Achievers Awards (NQCAA), 2nd Cassava Cluster Management Excellence Awards (CCMEA), and 2nd Cornucopia Awards.

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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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