METRO MANILA—Green gardens are redesigning the city fabric as the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) intensifies its urban agriculture program through a series of partnerships with different communities and organizations.
The said program, led by the ATI-Partnerships and Accreditation Division, aims to assist city residents to integrate farming into their daily activities through the establishment of urban farms.
VIGAN, Ilocos Sur—Aimed at making agriculture more appealing to today’s youth, success stories and product innovations of young farmers all over the country were put on spotlight during the 67th Farm Youth (4-H) National Convention.
John Lord Auman, Michael Elechicon, and John Andrew Nero were some of the 4-H Club members who shared insights and lessons learned from their experiences as country representatives to international programs for farm youth in Australia, South Korea, and Japan, respectively.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Rural-based organizations (RBOs) are proactive partners of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in uplifting lives, especially in the grassroots level.
To further shape this role, 4-H Club and RBO focal persons, together with selected RBO national officers, of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) drew up programs and projects for 2019. These include the capacity-enhancement for various RBOs, a farm family congress, and youth agri-skills development programs, among others.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—A new batch of qualified young farmers from various regions of the country will now begin a 75-day training course on agriculture and cooperative management.
This is as part of the continuing partnership of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) with the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) for the Young Filipino Farm Leaders’ Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ).
PASAY CITY, Metro Manila—Shaping the mind-set and skills of young Filipino farmers as the new generation of entrepreneurs continues to be an impetus for the training and extension activities of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).
In its latest capability enhancement activity, 4-H Club members and young farmers nationwide were guided on the basics of entrepreneurship through lectures on financial literacy and record-keeping.
“To be an entrepreneur is to become a problem-solver,” was what the trainees learned from guest speaker Nonong Velasco of Organic Options, Inc.
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.