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LGUs, SUCs Elevate Proposal-Writing Skills

CUBAO, Quezon City—It is often said that farmers require continuous training to enhance their farming skills and capabilities. The same can be said for agricultural extension workers as they also need continuous education in their own field to better assist our farmers.

In support to this, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) invited 37 technical staff from local government units (LGUs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs) of Luzon and Visayas to a five-day training on improving proposal-writing skills.

Earth Day 2018 Calls to End Plastic Pollution

The Agricultural Training Institute joins the celebration of Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution on April 22.

With the rampant increase in the use of plastics which is evident in our injured marine life, disrupted human hormones, littered beaches, and clogged waste streams and landfills, the survival of the planet is now being threatened.

In this line, Earth Day 2018 is committed to provide information and inspire citizens around the world to fundamentally change their attitude and behavior regarding this issue.

ATI Holds 1st Knowledge Sharing on AFE Policy-Related Studies

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To improve its initiatives to capacitate planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) officers and continuously contribute to the development of policy-related decisions, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted the 1st Knowledge Sharing on ATI-Funded Agriculture and Fisheries Extension (AFE) Related Policy Studies.

'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​.

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