The ATI-RTC IV-A supports the Goals 1 and 2 specifically given to the Department of Agriculture ( DA). It echoes the call for the agriculture sector to employ a more holistic approach in addressing its enormous problems to eliminate the bottlenecks in agricultural productivity and strengthen the weak links in the production chain up to marketing. The Five-Year Strategic Plan of ATI-RTC IV-A will serve as the blueprint in its operation for the next five years. Having known the needs of the present time and the inevitability of the things to be done, it is imperative for ATI- RTC IV-A to have clear direction to all its activities. Thus, there are eight (8) programs identified to answer the needs of the various stakeholders in the the CALABARZON area.