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Extension Strategies to be Enhanced with ‘LEADS’

ATI Director Alfredo Aton presents “Extension LEADS: Learn, Exhibit, Advise, Disseminate, and Support.”

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Director Alfredo Aton urged the heads of all training centers, divisions, and units to step up the Institute’s extension services for farmers, fishers, and other stakeholders.

This was his message as he presented the ATI thrusts for 2020 onwards during the FY 2019 Annual Performance Review and FY 2020 Commitment Signing. In his presentation, Aton gave new strategic, operational, and administrative policy directions for the ATI network.

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 allots P2B for youth agripreneurship programs

The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) is offering an initial P2 billion that young students and entrepreneurs can borrow to start any agriculture, fishery or agribusiness venture.

"This is our way to attract the younger generation of Filipinos to be key players in attaining our vision of a food-secure Philippines with prosperous farmers and fishers," said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

ATI Refocuses Strategies for 2021

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To improve its programs, activities, and projects for fiscal year (FY) 2021, Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) officials and planning officers gathered for a week-long evaluation and target-setting activity.

ATI Director Alfredo Aton led the undertaking and stressed that all of the Institute’s initiatives for 2021 should be consistently aligned with Agriculture Secretary William Dar’s “Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita” vision. To attain this, Aton emphasized the need to practice the ease of doing business.

Dar Issues Marching Orders for 2020

Ushering the new year, Agriculture Secretary William Dar reported the plans and programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in the coming months, including medium- and long-terms, during a press conference on January 3, 2020.

Dar issued Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 2020 establishing the policy framework and strategies for inclusive agri-industrialization and “new thinking for agriculture.”

Happy Holidays from ATI

Greetings from the Agricultural Training Institute!

As the year comes to an end, let us thank you all for your support to our efforts in providing excellent extension services beyond boundaries. We hope that our partnership will continue to flourish and bring more opportunities for farmers and fishers to increase productivity and income in the years to come.

Wishing everyone the best this holiday season!

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.