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ATI Training Centers Improve Web Presence; Crash Course on SEO Conducted

CEBU CITY --The race is on for number 1!

Aiming for a web presence that would entail dominance on search engines such Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Bing, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) gathered its webmasters for the training-workshop entitled “Drupal 6 SEO 101 for ATI Webmasters”, a crash course on Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

The goal is to dominate and lead in the ranking of search results related to agriculture and fisheries extension that may attract more visitors or web users to the ATIiNteractive website.

DA Text Support Service

The Text Support Center offers information on agriculture and fisheries via short messaging system (text) to the Filipino farmers and fishers through SMS hotline number 391-DA (391-32) for Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers and 0920-946-AGRI (0920-946-2474) for Globe, TM and Sun Cellular subscribers.

Farmers’ Contact Center Furthers its Reach to its Clientele

QUEZON CITY -- Another great news from the Farmer’ Contact Center (FCC)! Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers may now call the center’s toll-free hotline 1-800-10-982-AGRI (1-800-10-982-2474).

This is a step taken by the FCC to bring its services closer to the farmers, fishers, extension workers and agri-entrepreneurs.  Aside from being able to call the FCC’s toll-free hotline, Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers will only be charged a flat rate of Php 7.27 per call.  This service was guaranteed by the Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications Company (PLDT) during the contract signing held recently.

Glancing back to 2009: e-Extension Program Assessment and Planning Workshop Held

e-extension coordinatorsCLARK, ANGELES, PAMPANGA -- “Taking a step further, a notch higher” this becomes the statement that summarizes the accomplishments of the e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries for 2009. 

With various activities conducted under the e-Extension Program that resulted to the expanding of its services to its clientele, the Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) plans to further improve the Program and take the next step.

Municipal and City Agriculturists Briefed on e-Extension Updates

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN -- The 10th national Convention of the League of Municipal Agricultural Officers, Municipal Agriculturists and City Agriculturists of the Philippines Inc. (LeMMCAP) was held last March 10-12, 2010 with more than 600 municipal agriculture officers, municipal and city agriculturists as delegates.

DA, PLDT set up call, text service for agriculture sector

By Riza T. Olchondra
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines--The Department of Agriculture hasstruck an agreement with telecommunications giant Philippine Long Distance Co. (PLDT) to enable farmers and fisherfolk to access agriculture-related extension services via phone calls, the Internet and text messaging.

e-Extension Revisited: 2009 Program Highlights

2009 can be considered a banner year for the e-Extension program. As e-Extension expanded its reach to many Filipinos, it also expanded its services offered to its clientele. From the launching of the Text Support in January to the launching of the Farmers’ Contact Center (FCC) November of 2009, many have seen the growth of the e-Extension Program and the achievements it has attained.

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