Studies show that the average age of farmers is nearing 60 as 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 especially with today's trends in modern technology.
Livestock and poultry continue to contribute positively to the Philippine economy. Its commodities, namely, carabao, cattle, goat, swine, chicken, and duck, are seen to grow consistently in the next decades.
With the hope of igniting inspiration among individuals in the agriculture sector, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) produced another publication featuring struggles and triumphs of our partners in development.
The country’s agriculture sector continues to face a big challenge as farmers are getting old and their children are not taking on agriculture-related careers. However, many young farmers in the countryside are trying to change this by grabbing every chance to improve their skills and sharing their knowledge to others.
This handbook aims to provide guidance to Planning Officers as well as Monitoring and Evaluation Officers of the Institute on how to properly target and address the agency’s programs, projects, and activities (PPAs). This also intends to create a set of uniform indicators to strengthen the link among the various offices or units working in the areas of planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Knowledge on farming is meant to be shared and, as the extension arm in the agriculture sector, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is creating the means for people to do so. With the rising food prices in Metro Manila, the ATI launched a series of free seminars on different agriculture and fisheries technologies featuring experts from public and private organizations.
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.