DILIMAN, Quezon City – Filipinos love rice so much, having it for every meal and some more for snacks like the 'kakanin'. Rice-based products like this not only create variation for rice but can also serve as an alternative source of income for rice producers.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) showed its support to this notion by conducting a free seminar on rice-based processing that showcased ways of bringing a different color to rice.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Rice remains to be a staple food in every Filipino meal and the most abundant crop in terms of production in the country.
To honor rice farmers and the rice industry itself, the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) for this year kicked off with activities led by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice).
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) had a head start for the celebration with a briefing of the Be RICEponsible campaign led by its national campaign director Myriam Layaoen.
MALATE, Manila – “We learned a lot about farming as a business. We now know that small farmers can be entrepreneurs in their own farms, no matter how big or small the area is,” local farmer technician Nelia Sombiro from Oton, Iloilo said.
Sombiro had this to say about her experience as part of the Better Rice Initiative Asia-Fostering Agriculture and Rice Marketing by improved Education and Rural advisory Services (BRIA-FARMERS) during the project’s culminating activity, also dubbed as the National Learning Event.
PASAY CITY, Metro Manila—To enhance the skills and competence of the youth to become effective leaders, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted the "4-H Leadership and Young Farmers' Program: Binhi ng Pag-asa Summit" for 4-H Club officers from different areas across the country.
Through lectures and group workshops, the participants learned about various topics such as the use and trends in social media and the role of youth in agriculture.
DILIMAN, Quezon City - The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a fire drill afternoon of October 24 at its central office as part of its organizational safety standards.
Led by the designated safety officers, staff from all ATI units carried their emergency preparedness bags and headed for the evacuation area during the drill.
"In compliance with the fire code of the Philippines, we should conduct two fire drills a year. One of which is announced and another that is not," said Allan Raymond Baldago, one of the safety officers of the ATI.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the nation in celebrating the 20th Consumer Welfare Month this October 2017. WIth the theme "Consumer Rights in the Digital Age," this month-long celebration highlights the rights of the consumers as well as increasing their awareness on the digital economy, with a series of activities undertaken by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The Consumer Welfare Month is marked every October of the year since the Proclamation No. 1098 was signed by then President Fidel V. Ramos on September 26, 1997.
DILIMAN, Quezon City - The Department of Agriculture (DA), in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), led the annual celebration of the World Food Day (WFD) which culminated last October 17 at the Quezon Memorial Circle.
The Agricultural Training Institute, together with the other DA bureaus and attached agencies, joined the event which is also being celebrated in more than 150 nations across the globe.
DILIMAN, Quezon City – The latest free seminar of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), which focused on cacao production and processing, was a sweet success in giving new knowledge and information to around 300 individuals from different locations and walks of life.
ATI Regional Training Center XI Training Specialists Ofelia Sanchez and Richel Zamora talked about the Prospect of Cacao Production as an Enterprise and Cacao Production Technology, Harvest, and Postharvest Practices, respectively.
MARIKINA CITY, Metro Manila – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are further strengthening efforts in ensuring food security and poverty alleviation in the urban areas.
Following the series of street caravans on urban agriculture this year, the DA and ATI, together with the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), are kickstarting yet another project called ‘Urban Agriculture Pagkain Para sa Masa’. Their first stop is the St. Maria De Mattias Center Day-time Socio-educational Center in Marikina.
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.