BASCO, Batanes—With organic agriculture considered as a key in sustainable food production, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) ensures continuous capacity enhancement for extension workers on the processes and guidelines for the certification of organic farms.
Some 19 staff from ATI training centers nationwide were then trained on pre-assessment of organic farms. These staff serve as regional focal persons and alternate focal persons for the organic agriculture program.
BANGKOK, Thailand—The initiatives of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) under the “Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia and Pacific Islands through Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services” (SAAS) were front and center during a meeting with Asia-Pacific counterparts and the project proponents.
Nakikiisa ang Agricultural Training Institute sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa na may temang "Filipino: Wika ng Saliksik". Ang tema ay kumikilala sa wikang Filipino bilang midyum sa paglikha at pagpapalaganap ng pambansang karunungan at kaunlaran.
Sa pamamagitan ng Proklamasyon blg. 1041 na pinirmahan ni dating Pangulong Fidel V. Ramos noong Hulyo 15, 1997, itinalaga ang Agosto 1-31 bilang Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa. Ang pagdiriwang ay pinangungunahan ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon at Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KMF).
DILIMAN, Quezon City - Agriculture enthusiasts from different parts of the metro and nearby provinces were oriented on the recommended technologies and practices on management of swine in the Free Seminar on Swine Production and Meat Processing.
Resource speakers from the Agricultural Training Institute-International Training Center for Pig Husbandry (ATI-ITCPH) provided lectures and hands-on demonstration regarding the topic. Jenny Hornilla, development management officer from ATI-ITCPH, shared the advantages of swine production at present.
DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur— “Career development is about fulfilling careers, instead of fulfilling jobs.”
This was one of the points highlighted by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at National Defense College of the Philippines, Dr. Theresita Atienza, during the orientation-workshop for agricultural extension workers (AEWs) on career development. She emphasized that a job may feed one’s family but fulfilling a career gives one happiness and satisfaction.
ORIENTAL MINDORO, MiMaRoPa—Local farmers took the opportunity to prove that it is ‘more fun in Philippine farms’ as they showcased their technologies, fresh produce, and featured attractions during a three-day learning journey dubbed as the ‘Juanderful Farm Tours’.
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—To successfully bridge the gap between agricultural information and the farmers, there is a need for agricultural extension workers (AEWs) to continually build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills that will equip them in performing their duties more effectively.
SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, Bulacan—In support to the government's thrust for rice sufficiency in the country, farmers and farmer technicians graduated from the recently held Training Course on the Production of High-quality Inbred Rice Seeds and Farm Mechanization.
The Agricultural Training Institute supports the celebration of the 32nd National Coconut Week or "Coco Week" on August 14-16, 2018.
An annual celebration led by the Philippine Coconut Authority, Coco Week is conducted every August as mandated by Proclamation 142, Series of 1987 signed by the late President Corazon Aquino. This is also to pay tribute to coconut as the “tree of life”.
MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija—With the growing need to ensure sustainable food production in the country, the Department of Agriculture (DA) works harder to further capacitate farmers and promote high-yielding technologies on farming.
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.