PASAY CITY, Metro Manila—Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Manny Piñol congratulated rice farmers in the country for the record-high palay production of 19.28 million metric tons (MT) last year and stressed their integral part in the national thrust for rice sufficiency.
During the 2017 Rice Achievers Awards, Piñol lauded the efforts of Filipino farmers and committed to support them through sustainable initiatives such as the easy access credit program and establishment of solar-powered irrigation system.
PASAY CITY, Metro Manila—The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to confer the 2017 Rice Achievers Awards to outstanding provinces, cities and municipalities, irrigators’ associations (IAs), and small water irrigation system associations (SWISAs) for their dedicated efforts to the rice industry.
Seven provinces and 15 cities and municipalities will be recognized during the awarding ceremony on May 31, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center. They will each receive trophies and checks for Php4 million and Php1 million cash prizes, respectively.
CALOOCAN CITY, Metro Manila—Recognizing the role of teachers in developing a child’s skills and values, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to partner with them to help ensure food security for the future generations.
The 100 teachers from Cielito Zamora Memorial School are now also among these partners as they took part in a knowledge-sharing activity on urban farming held by the ATI in the school. Here they found new ways of growing vegetables in the small space and with the materials have in their campus.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—More than 200 agriculture enthusiasts convened for an entire day of learning during the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) free seminar on mango production and processing.
With resource persons from the Bureau of Plant Industry-Guimaras National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center (BPI-GNCRDPSC), the seminar highlighted the value-adding component of the commodity.
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo—As agricultural development in Iloilo continues to grow, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) takes the opportunity to enhance the capacity of local farmers by launching the AgriTalk seminar series in the province.
MAKATI CITY, Metro Manila— The Department of Tourism (DOT) XII recently teamed up with Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Regional Training Center (RTC) XII in promoting the wonders of SOCCSKSARGEN in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Dubbed as the “Treasures of SOX: A Travel and Trade Expo,” the three-day event aimed to encourage people from the Metro to discover what SOCCSKSARGEN, or “Sox”, can offer when it comes to tourism.
The Philippine Association of Agriculturists Inc. (PAA) - the accredited integrated professional organization (AIPO) for agriculturists by the Philippine Regulatory Commission - is inviting all professional agriculturists and members of the association nationwide to attend its 6th National Congress and 2018 Philippine Agriculturists Summit to be held on July 22-26, 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City.
BIGNAY, Valenzuela City—Residents of Disiplina Village in Bignay, Valenzuela City were introduced to farming as one of Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) partner farmers gave a free lecture on urban agriculture during the DZMM Kapamilya Day.
Joel Frago, owner of the ATI Learning Site, Forest Wood Garden, shared his knowledge and experiences in terms of using small available spaces and recyclable containers they have at home to produce organically grown herbs and vegetables. He also discussed the steps in producing herbs and lettuce as well as the use of organic fertilizers.
With the theme, “Makabagong magsasaka at mangingisdang Pilipino, Susi sa tunay na pagbabago,” the Agricultural Training Institute joins the nation in celebrating this year’s Farmers’ and Fisherfolk's Month.
Spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture, the celebration aims to recognize the invaluable contributions of our farmers and fishers in nation-building. All Filipino agricultural laborers are likewise acknowledged in their efforts towards the advancement of food production in the country.
BAGUIO CITY, Benguet—The crucial role of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in ensuring the delivery of quality extension services was at the central point of the Capacity Building and Technical Guidance Session on Data Analysis and Interpretation for the M&E and report officers of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).
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.