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).
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.
SOUTH COTABATO—Lifestyle bloggers and online influencers intensify the call for organic farming after experiencing sustainable and environment-friendly agriculture during an expository tour led by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in SOCCSKSARGEN.
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.
LANTAPAN, Bukidnon—The knowledge and understanding of key agents of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) were reinforced with a refresher course on GAP for fresh fruits and vegetables.
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.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Agriculture enthusiasts once again flocked the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) free seminar where technologies on nursery management and plant propagation were discussed.
Farming experts Maiko Gil Hiwatig and Maximo Din from MoCa Family Farm RLearning Center, Inc. (MFFRLC) in Padre Garcia, Batangas were invited to share effective farming practices for propagation and the nursery.
The Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 national awards. Help us share the story of dedication, hard work, and selflessness of volunteers in the country. Let us make their voice heard to inspire Filipinos in every walks of life to rekindle the spirit of bayanihan which runs through our veins.
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.