Marianne Antonio

Molave’s Journey to Advance Corn Industry

Situated in the northeastern part of Zamboanga del Sur, surrounded by vast land and water resources, the Municipality of Molave continues to provide significant contributions in the overall agricultural productivity in Zamboanga Peninsula.

Molave is a first class municipality producing various crops, including corn which is the second most important crop in the country. Its local government unit (LGU) was able to execute strategies to double its productivity for quality corn and further expand good agricultural practices (GAP) in the municipality.

Int'l Extension Professionals Briefed on PH Extension Initiatives

DILIMAN, Quezon City— Some 13 extension education professionals from the United States (US) recently came to the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) to learn more about the different extension initiatives of the Philippine Government for the agriculture and fisheries sector. The visit was part of the International Extension Professional Development Program hosted by the University of the Philippines-Los Baños through the Office of International Linkages.

ATI Beefs Up Training Programs for Young Agripreneurs

DILIMAN, Quezon City—In line with the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) goal to create a culture of agribusiness among the youth, key officials of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and its network of training centers sat down for a National Consultation Meeting on the Youth Agripreneurship Program and Young Farmers Program.

During the activity, the group discussed plans and strategies in the implementation of the Institute’s training programs for the youth this year.

Coffee Farmers Undergo Skills Development through Public-Private Efforts

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Some 10 coffee farmers from different parts of the country are now set to help advance the industry after completing a two-week training program on coffee farming and enterprise.

The training program was conceived through the joint efforts of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), PT Mayora Indah TBK, and Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI). It was conducted to address the insufficient supply of coffee in the Philippines, leading to high importation rate from neighboring Southeast Asian countries.

ATI, Partner Agencies Update Extension Roadmap

QUEZON CITY—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) convened key players in agri-fishery extension to refine the industry’s roadmap and ensure the sound implementation of related policies and strategies.

Selected planning officers and program coordinators from the ATI network, together with officials from the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) National Corn Program, Philippine Rice Research Institute, and Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization, constituted the core group.

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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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