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.
DILIMAN, Quezon City— To encourage more people to venture into farming as a source of healthy food and income for the family, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a one-day free seminar on plant propagation and nursery management of horticultural crops.
The first part of the seminar focused on the methods and techniques of plant propagation and effective nursery management as presented by Dr. Danilo Peñira, a retired professor from the Isabela State University. He emphasized the importance of environmental-friendly crop propagation.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) gathered some 30 representatives from state universities and colleges (SUCs) across the country for a consultative meeting on the implementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
The meeting aims to orient SUC officials on their possible role as partners in RCEF program implementation. In her message, Officer-in-Charge Assistant Director Rosana Mula encouraged them to communicate openly to come up with the best partnership initiatives for RCEF.
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.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the global commemoration of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) this year that aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.
Some farmer-youth pairs in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, CALABARZON, Western and Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga received recognition for bagging awards in the “Kuwentuhang Agri” video contest under the first phase of the Digital Farmers Program (DFP) or DFP 101.
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).
DILIMAN, Quezon City—On its 33rd year, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is set to further enhance its extension services for Filipino farmers, fishers, and other stakeholders.
With the theme “Vibrant Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Services towards Masaganang Ani and Mataas na Kita,” the Institute commits to adopt innovative extension strategies for the productivity and profitability of its clientele.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—With the importance of bees in agriculture and food supply, beekeeping expert Edilee Rosales encouraged more Filipinos to engage in this venture during the first free seminar of the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) this year.
Rosales, owner and general manager of Milea Bee Farm, talked about stingless beekeeping in particular, as well as types of honey-producing bees in the Philippines, maintenance of the beehive, and harvesting of honey.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations are now working together to come up with updated learning guides and training programs on agrobiodiversity conservation.
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.