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DA, ATI to set up entrepreneurship program for the youth

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is now on the drawing board for the development of a Youth Agri-Entrepreneurship Program, which aims to encourage the Filipino youth to venture into agriculture.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, announced during a meeting with the local chief executives of Bicol, that the DA through ATI, will allocate funds to support young farmers to develop their own agricultural enterprise.

Cauayan City is PH's first ever Smart City

CAUAYAN CITY, ISABELA- Despite being positioned in a rural setting, Cauayan City, an agro-industrial hub in Northern Luzon, is now the first ever Smart City in the country.
The concept of Smart City is aimed at making cities future-ready by using latest technologies and innovations to make cities more connected, resilient and digitally enabled. This will support the growth of the city economically and will put them at par.

Learning Sites to Headline ATI Exhibit at AgriLink 2019

Different Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSAs) supported by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are set to promote their products and services during AgriLink/FoodLink/AquaLink 2019.

The three-day event bears the theme “Climate Resilient Agriculture: A Must for Region 8.” It aims to provide an avenue to showcase products, information, technologies, market linkages, and promotions to the whole agribusiness community and the general public.

Young Farmers Trained to Advance Agripreneurship

METRO MANILA & SOUTH COTABATO—Some young farmer-leaders from different parts of the country are now equipped to advance the agribusiness sector after completing the National Training on Agripreneurship.

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) convened selected regional and provincial officers of the 4-H Club of the Philippines for the said training to further their entrepreneurial skills.

Native Plants, Farm Tourism Showcased in 2 New Publications

From left to right are ATI Region IV-A Director Pia Cosico, ATI Director Alfredo Aton, DOT Standard Development Division chief Ma. Grace Marzan, and DOT CALABARZON Regional Director Joseph Francisco Ortega.

SILANG, Cavite—Two new books promoting Philippine native plants and farm tourism sites were launched by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), through its Regional Training Center (RTC) in CALABARZON.

The books, “Agriculturally Awesome: A Regional Farm Tourism Travel Guide” and “saRiLing ATIn: 25 Promising Native of the Philippines,” were produced through the joint efforts of ATI and its assisted farms in CALABARZON.

Metro Residents Look to Soilless Farming for Agri Productivity

DILIMAN, Quezon City—People from the cities are finding different ways to grow their own food as seen during the Free Seminar on Hydroponics.

In this activity of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), some 250 farmers and farming enthusiasts were introduced to the soilless technique of growing vegetables. They learned the basic concepts of hydroponics, its system components, types, and the management of plants.

ATI Regional Training Centers to Jumpstart RCEF Activities

DILIMAN, Quezon City—In line with the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a meeting to ensure a common understanding of the programs and services under the law among its network of training centers.

This meeting, dubbed as “Demystifying Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF),” convened the center directors, Rice Program focal persons, and planning and information officers of all ATI regional training centers.

Module Writeshop Readies Rice Extension Program Roll-out

CLARK, Pampanga—Efforts to fully implement the Rice Tariffication Law continues as concerned agencies in the Rice Extension Services Program (RESP), under the law’s Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), convened for a writeshop for related training modules.

Spearheaded by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), the writeshop gathered focal persons in training, curriculum writers, and the communications team of the RCEF-RESP Technical Working Group to harmonize training tools, delivery plans, and activities under the program.

25 Young Farmers Now Certified Organic Agriculture Experts

NAUJAN, Oriental Mindoro—Twenty five young farmers now hold National Certification (NC) II on Organic Agriculture (OA) Production, adding to the pool of organic farmer successors in the country.

This is after a week-long training program of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The group of participants is composed of batch 2018 trainees of the Young Filipino Farmer Leaders’ Training Program in Japan, Gawad Saka awardees, and agriculturists from ATI Central Office.

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