Recent News

'Pagkain Para sa Masa' Site Launched at ATI

DILIMAN, Quezon City - With the effort to lessen hunger in urban communities, the Department of Agriculture (DA) established the fourth Urban Agriculture-Pagkain Para Sa Masa (UA-PPSM) site at the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) compound.

With the theme 'Sa maliit na espasyo, may pagkain tayo', the UA-PPSM aims to encourage urban poor families to integrate urban farming into their lifestyle. The Department considers this initiative as a step towards reducing the poverty incidence of the country’s growing population.

Free Seminar Highlights Culinary, Medical Importance of Herbs

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To encourage healthy lifestyle and sustainable farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held the third of its year-long series of free seminars which focused on production and processing of herbs and spices.

Simultaneous lectures on the culinary and medicinal aspects of herbs and spices were held, with ATI Learning Site for Diversified Organic Farming and Aquaculture cooperator Connie Carillo and Remnant Institute Inc. President Mechelle Palma serving as resource speakers, respectively.

Sen. Villar Underscores Role of Magsasaka Siyentista in Bringing Farmers Out of Poverty

LAS PIÑAS CITY, Metro Manila—The Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG), led by Senator Cynthia Villar, encouraged the Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) to steer the farming community towards agripreneurship during a meeting on February 22, 2018.

Stressing the need to promote financial literacy to the stakeholders in the agriculture sector, Villar noted, "Increasing food production and farm productivity alone cannot move them [farmers] out of poverty. We need to focus on capacity-building activities to make entrepreneurs out of farmers."

Gawad Saka Guidelines Revised for 2019, Ceremony for 2017 Awardees Rescheduled

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—To come up with a more relevant and objective search, the Gawad Saka committees convened to refine the guidelines in the selection and awarding of achievers in agriculture and fisheries.

A total of 65 regional coordinators, National Technical Committee (NTC) chairpersons, and staff of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) who serve as the national secretariat for the Search gathered for an entire day of workshop for the new guidelines.

ATI Jumpstarts Career Development Program for AEWs

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—With the crucial role of agricultural extension workers (AEWs) in the sustainable growth of the sector, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), through its Career Development and Management Division (CDMD), conducted a technical guidance session to ensure their continual professional growth.

Some 25 staff of the ATI-CDMD and Human Resource Management Unit participated in the two-day activity, which mainly familiarized them on the basics of creating a career development program.

ATI Joins 2018 National Women's Month Celebration

The Agricultural Training Institute joins the celebration of the National Women's Month with the theme "We Make Change Work for Women."

Led by the Philippine Commission on Women, this year's celebration aims inform and engage women as stakeholders of government programs and services​. This is to promote citizen-centric governance and make “change” a conscious effort to know, understand, and provide what​ all​ citizens need​.

Free Seminar Offers Hands-on Learning on Organic Concoctions

DILIMAN, Quezon City—In its continuous effort to promote organic farming both in rural and urban areas, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a free seminar on making organic concoctions.

Luis Bausa, Farm and Training Manager of the Duran Farm Agribusiness and Training Center in San Ildefonso, Bulacan, served as the resource person during the seminar. He gave some tips on making various concoctions, natural attractants, and plant extracts which can be used as fertilizer and organic pesticides for plants.

18 Young Farmers Complete Training in Japan

DILIMAN, Quezon City–Equipped with new knowledge and skills in farming, 18 young Filipino farmers are now ready to blaze the trail in agriculture after an intensive 11-month training with Japanese host farmers.

These young farmers comprise Batch 2017 of the Young Filipino Farmers’ Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ), which the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) implements in partnership with Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Japan Agricultural Exchange Council.

Disaster Risk Management Training for ATI Employees Continues

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Pursuant to Republic Act 10121, or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to improve its disaster response management measures.

In line with this, two training activities were held for selected ATI employees, namely, the Incident Command System (ICS) Training and Ladderized Training on Emergency Response (Level II).

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