Recent studies show that the average age of farmers are nearing 60 as more and more young people abandon farms to seek work elsewhere. However, this doesn't apply to everyone as young farming enthusiasts thrive in different aspects of agriculture with the use of some of today's trend - modern technology.
Jayvee P. Masilang
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is one with the nation in celebrating the National Women's Month (NWM) this March.
In the Philippines, 2020 is a turning point in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). This year also marks the 45th founding anniversary of the Philippine Commission on Women.
Under the banner theme “We Make Change Work for Women,” the 2020 NWM will celebrate and take stock of the progress made to advance GEWE in the country.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the global commemoration of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) this year that aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.
TAGUIG CITY—Implementing agencies of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) convene for an orientation and harmonization workshop for 2020.
The two-day activity served as an avenue to present activities and accomplishments of each agency on the implementation of RCEF in 2019 in the national and regional levels.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) showed its support to the 2019 National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) celebration with activities that are linked with this year's theme "Eat Local, Buy Local. Support our Rice Farmers."
ATI kicked off its NRAM activities last November 4 with an exhibit of rice and rice-based products from partner-farmers from different regions in the country. These were supported with banners and standees showcasing rice-related facts and messages towards the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund.
MALATE, Manila—Officials from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached bureaus and agencies, heads of provincial and municipal government units, the academe, and stakeholders from the private sector convened for the 2019 National Food Security Summit.
The summit served as an avenue for discussions on the current trends, issues, and challenges in the agriculture sector. These include the effects of the Rice Tariffication Law, Agri-Fishery Clustering and Consolidation, Province-led Agriculture and Fishery Extension Systems (PAFES), and Crop Diversification, among others.
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.