Marianne Antonio

More ‘Vibrant’ Extension Services for ATI on its 33rd Year

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) welcomes more opportunities to bring its extension services further along the lines of productivity and advancement as it celebrates achievements leading to its 33rd founding anniversary.

After reaching more than 85,000 stakeholders in 2019, with over 2,500 training programs and learning activities implemented, the Institute is set to empower more farmers, fishers, agricultural extension workers, and other players in the agricultural value chain.

New Batch of Young Farmers Start Prep Course for Training in Japan

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Twenty three young farmers from different regions in the country complete this year's batch of the Young Filipino Farm Leaders Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ).

Specifically, seventeen male and six female trainees were qualified for the program. This is part of the continuing partnership of the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), and the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC).

Key ATI and JAEC officials gave some reminders as the trainees start the 75-day Pre-departure Orientation Course (PDOC).

Climate Change Interventions for Agriculture Introduced to Pampanga Youth Leaders

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga—Some youth leaders of the local government of Pampanga were introduced to ongoing efforts towards a climate-resilient agriculture (CRA) in the Change the World Global Youth Summit 2020.

Selected officers and members of the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Pampanga and local media partners were present during the summit. They received free information materials on CRA and other agriculture-related topics from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) during the event.

ATI Closes Accounting Books for 2019

ATI Director Alfredo Aton speaks during the 2019 Closing of the Books.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The finance personnel of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) central office and network of training centers convened for the 2019 Closing of the Books to consolidate budgetary and financial accountabilities and assess financial performance for the said year.

Accountants, budget officers, and administrative staff of the Institute participated in the activity and presented their respective financial accomplishments.

DA, TESDA Join Hands with Key Agri Associations to Boost Mechanization

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To accelerate the development of the Philippine agriculture and fisheries sector, the Department of Agriculture (DA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (PSABE), and the Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (AMMDA) inked a partnership for a mechanization skills enhancement program.

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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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