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4-H Youth Develop Skills in Organizational Management

ERMITA, Manila—The 4-H Club of the Philippines and other rural-based organizations (RBOs) strongly serve as channels for the development of agriculture and fisheries technologies in the country.

As the lead agency that supports these organizations, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a Capacity Enhancement for 4-H National Federation Officers on Organizational Management.

Training Series on Extension Delivery System Held for ATI Staff

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—As the lead in training and extension in agriculture, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) workforce continue to deepen their understanding on the principles and concepts of the industry during the Training Course on Extension Delivery System (EDS).

In the second of the EDS training series, 26 staff from the ATI Central Office and its network of training centers gained new perspective on what extension work is all about.

New Publications Launched to Promote Agriculture

ATI Director Alfredo Aton, ATI Deputy Director Abdul Daya-an, ATI Information Services Division Chief Antonieta Arceo, and ATI Region X Center Director Lydia Echavez at the cover reveal..

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte— To further empower and inspire Filipinos from different sectors, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) remains committed in documenting the transformative power of agriculture.

The Institute, through the Information Services Division, led the cover reveal and launch of its newest publications, the “From Arms to Farms” success story book and “Gastronomica” coffee table book.

Free Seminar Attendees Vow to Promote Edible Landscaping

UPLB assistant professor Ryan Rodrigo Tayobong  speaks at the ATI's free seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City—First-timers and regular attendees of the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) free seminars affirmed their support to promote edible landscaping, especially in urban areas, to help ensure that food is safe and available to all Filipinos at all times.

In the latest ATI free seminar, which focused on edible landscaping, the attendees stated their commitment to advocate for the practice of growing food in free spaces within the home.

Nat’l S&T Week Highlights Contributions to SDGs

To highlight the significant contributions of science and technology in national development, the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) is celebrated every third week of July through Proclamation No. 169 of 1993.

This year's theme, "Science for the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development," aims to strengthen the latest innovations in technologies, research, and products that help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Experts Share Key to Vegetable Farming Success

Organic farming expert Dr. Isagani Catedral speaks at the ATI free seminar.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—During the latest free seminar of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Dr. Isagani Catedral of Livegreen International Incorporated underscored the importance of good field planning in achieving a successful vegetable farming venture.

"You should start right by having a master plan–a field lay-out–to avoid losses resulting from poor field planning," he said. He then discussed how a planting program helps provide continuous supply of vegetables to the target market, which should also be based on household and market preference.

DA Trainers Learn IRM to Help Mango Farmers

Training of trainers on insecticide resistance management for mango led by DA-ATI.

DAVAO CITY—With the damages that local mango farmers continue to face due to cecid fly infestation, insecticide resistance management (IRM) strategies are put in place to combat different pest-related issues.

The IRM, however, is a complex system of management technology for mango farmers. To assist them, a training of trainers (TOT) for IRM of Cecid Fly in Mango was conducted.

4-H Club Invites Youth Back to Agriculture

67th Farm Youth National Convention Terrarium Glass Gardening competition

VIGAN, Ilocos Sur—Aimed at making agriculture more appealing to today’s youth, success stories and product innovations of young farmers all over the country were put on spotlight during the 67th Farm Youth (4-H) National Convention.

John Lord Auman, Michael Elechicon, and John Andrew Nero were some of the 4-H Club members who shared insights and lessons learned from their experiences as country representatives to international programs for farm youth in Australia, South Korea, and Japan, respectively.

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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.