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Young Farmers to Begin New Journey after Training in Japan

DILIMAN, Quezon City—After his 11-month on-farm training through the Young Filipino Farm Leaders’ Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ), John Paul Cabangal, from Region XII, is now ready to adopt a science-based method of farming which he learned from his Japanese farmer-mentor.

Cabangal, who leads the 2018 batch of the YFFLTPJ as president, spoke about this during the assessment and post-evaluation activity facilitated for them by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

Food Safety Officers Craft Modules for Capability-building

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Key players in the development and coordination of the food safety regulation training program for the Department of Agriculture (DA) sat down for a writeshop to come up with standard modules on food safety.

Food safety focal persons and selected regulatory officers of the DA constituted the core group of module developers. The modules will be used in capability-building and technology dissemination activities for food business operators, food handlers, and the local government units.

More Pinays Go into Agripreneurship

Dr. Annalie Paragas at ATI's Free Seminar on Poultry Production and Processing

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Despite the challenges in the agriculture sector, some women entrepreneurs in the country remain positive that the Philippine farming industry will thrive in the years to come.

One of them is 23-year-old Alyssa Guhiting of Guiguinto, Bulacan, who sees the big potential in farming even with the negative perceptions about it.

Improvements for RCM Database Identified

BAGUIO CITY—To collectively enhance data presentation through the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Advisory Service, involved key agencies gathered for the RCM User Database Workshop.

Some 15 participants from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI); Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Offices in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Region I, and Region III; and the Agricultural Training Institute attended the activity. They provided significant inputs to further develop the RCM Advisory Service, particularly the RCM Statistics.

Vegetable Processing Offers Answer to Farmers’ Dilemma

Duran Farm’s Luis Bausa assists 80-year-old Gilda Estipona during ATI Free Seminar on Lowland Vegetable Production and Processing

DILIMAN, Quezon City—With the unstable farm gate price and oversupply of vegetables in some parts of the country, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) sees the need to bring vegetable farming to a new level.

With the potential for higher income in processed vegetables, the ATI’s latest free seminar focused on processing technologies for lowland vegetables.

4-H, RBO Focals, National Officers Gear Up 2019 Programs

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.

March is Women's Month

The Agricultural Training Institute joins the celebration of the National Women's Month this March.

The Institute will spearhead a symposium on “Women in Rice Farming” on March 25-29, 2019 which will feature a knowledge-sharing and learning among women rice farmers in the country. Invited speakers and participants will talk about their best practices in rice farming as well as the different roles women can play in agriculture.

Aton to ATI Staff, Extensionists: Strengthen Partnerships and Build Linkages

ATI Director Alfredo S. Aton at the FY 2018 Annual Performance Review and FY 2019 Commitment Signing

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Director Alfredo Aton challenged the staff of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) to strengthen partnerships and build linkages to address challenges that confront the food and agriculture extension services.

During the FY 2018 Annual Performance Review and FY 2019 Commitment Signing held at ATI’s central office, the current director of the Institute recognized the efforts and accomplishments in the previous year. However, he emphasized that there is a need to work closely with other organizations that have extension mandates.

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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.