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 Plants of the Philippines,” were produced through the joint efforts of ATI and its assisted farms in CALABARZON.
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.
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.
SAN ILDEFONSO, Bulacan—Selected Rice Program officers from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are further equipped with knowledge and skills to expand the reach of the latest technologies in rice farming after receiving their Grains Production National Certificate (NC) II.
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.
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.
The Agricultural Training Institute is one with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) in the celebration of the 17th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM).
Pursuant to Proclamation No. 247, the DPRM is held every September to promote and draw nationwide awareness on the importance of policy research in the formulation of development plans, programs, and policies.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Following the memorandum circular issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the practice of organic agriculture is expected to be further developed and widely promoted across different barangays in the country.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Cacao, which was first brought to the country in the 17th century, remains at the center of Filipino culture and is claiming its spot to be one of the biggest industries in the country 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.