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New Batch of Young Farmers Start Prep Course for Training in Japan

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).

ATI Celebrates 33 Years of Excellent Extension Services

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.

Free Seminar Opens Doors to World of Beekeeping

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.

Kahariam Farms Introduces Black Soldier Fly Technology

Kahariam Farms and Realty, Inc. introduces black soldier fly technology

LIPA, Batangas—Kahariam Farms and Realty, Inc. (KFRI) is offering an alternative way in farming with the use of black soldier fly for conversion of organic waste material.

This is the farm’s latest technology that is seen to help waste management and provide sustainable means of producing chemical-free animal feeds.

In a media forum facilitated by Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CALABARZON last January 23, KFRI introduced the black soldier fly technology to representatives of the local media and some of the Institute’s partner bloggers for organic agriculture (OA).

Extension Strategies to be Enhanced with ‘LEADS’

ATI Director Alfredo Aton presents “Extension LEADS: Learn, Exhibit, Advise, Disseminate, and Support.”

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Director Alfredo Aton urged the heads of all training centers, divisions, and units to step up the Institute’s extension services for farmers, fishers, and other stakeholders.

This was his message as he presented the ATI thrusts for 2020 onwards during the FY 2019 Annual Performance Review and FY 2020 Commitment Signing. In his presentation, Aton gave new strategic, operational, and administrative policy directions for the ATI network.

Climate Change Interventions for Agriculture Introduced to Pampanga Youth Leaders

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga—Some youth leaders of the local government of Pampanga were introduced to ongoing efforts towards a climate-resilient agriculture (CRA) in the Change the World Global Youth Summit 2020.

Selected officers and members of the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Pampanga and local media partners were present during the summit. They received free information materials on CRA and other agriculture-related topics from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) during the event.

ATI Closes Accounting Books for 2019

ATI Director Alfredo Aton speaks during the 2019 Closing of the Books.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The finance personnel of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) central office and network of training centers convened for the 2019 Closing of the Books to consolidate budgetary and financial accountabilities and assess financial performance for the said year.

Accountants, budget officers, and administrative staff of the Institute participated in the activity and presented their respective financial accomplishments.

DA allots P2B for youth agripreneurship programs

The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) is offering an initial P2 billion that young students and entrepreneurs can borrow to start any agriculture, fishery or agribusiness venture.

"This is our way to attract the younger generation of Filipinos to be key players in attaining our vision of a food-secure Philippines with prosperous farmers and fishers," said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

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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.