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2019 Free Seminar Series Kicks Off with 'Organic Farming for Newbies'

Luis Bausa, consultant to Duran Farm Agribusiness and Training Center, at ATI Free Seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The 2019 free seminar series of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is off to a good start as 370 individuals came for the first topic, Organic Farming for Newbies.

The participants were welcomed by Milagros Urbano, chief of the ATI Policy and Planning Division. She talked about the benefits of organic agriculture which, she said, is mostly "going back to the basics" of farming.

"Going organic is a long and tedious process. You need to be persistent, patient, and optimistic," she stressed.

MPM-RD Scholarship Caps Off Batch 4

ATI Information Officer III Yovina-Claire Pauig receives her diploma in Masters in Public Management, Major in Rural Development from DAP President and CEO Atty. Engelbert Caronan, Jr., MNSA. (photo by Jeremy Agsawa)

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite—As part of the efforts to improve institutional linkages of government agencies for better governance and sustainability of rural situation, the scholarship on Masters in Public Management, Major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) was granted to another batch of students.

A total of 114 government employees engaged in rural development work from the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) were part of this fourth and latest leg of the scholarship program.

Milestones in Info Services Showcased at 3rd KM Updates

Best practice of Agricultural Training Institute Information Services in Region XII

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Milestones in enhancing access to knowledge products and services marked the success of the 3rd Knowledge Management Updates and Collaborative Learning Activity of the Information Services (IS) group of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

These milestones include various partnerships formed and increased number of clients reached through IS programs and projects on e-Extension, technology-based knowledge-sharing, corporate communication, Techno Gabay extension, among others.

Aton Sets New Directions for ATI

ATI OIC Director Alfredo Aton

DILIMAN, Quezon City—New officer-in-charge (OIC) director, Alfredo Aton, sets the tone for the next few years as the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) turns another leaf under his leadership.

In a meeting with ATI division chiefs, Central Office section chiefs, and training center directors, Aton asked for everyone’s cooperation and support in improving the bureau’s programs and services for the stakeholders and the public.

Corn, Cassava Achievers Recognized, Linkages Continue to Strengthen

National Quality Corn Achievers Awards 2018

BUHANGIN, Davao City—The Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to strengthen its ties with local government units (LGUs) and farmers’ groups to boost corn and cassava development as it awards industry achievers nationwide.

In a three-in-one ceremony, DA recognized top-performing LGUs, DA regional offices, and farmers’ organizations. This is through the 6th National Quality Corn Achievers Awards (NQCAA), 2nd Cassava Cluster Management Excellence Awards (CCMEA), and 2nd Cornucopia Awards.

Four New Courses Added to e-Learning’s List

DILIMAN, Quezon City – In line with its goal to empower and build the capacities of its stakeholders, the Agricultural Training Institute continues to develop its e-Learning program for agriculture and fisheries.

In addition to its existing 55 free online courses, four new courses were developed and uploaded to provide the growing number of e-Learners with technical knowledge in growing crops, raising livestock, and in agribusiness.

World Soil Day 2018 is for Fight against Soil Pollution

The Agricultural Training Institute is one with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) in celebrating the World Soil Day (WSD) this December 5.

This year’s celebration of WSD aims to raise awareness and call for people to #StopSoilPollution. These days, pollution continues to be a worry and soil is also affected. While the changes that have made to the planet can be seen, some of the impacts are virtually invisible and soil pollution is a good example.

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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.