Angelica Marie T. Umali

ATI@30: "Extending Excellent Extension Service Beyond Boundaries"

Save the date! Come and join us on January 23-27, 2017 as we celebrate the Agricultural Training Institute's 30th Anniversary with the theme: “ATI@30: Extending Excellent Extension Services Beyond Boundaries."

Visit our Learning and Discovery (LeAD) Center, tour around our urban garden, and catch the booths of our network of training centers that features various agricultural products and services.

See you at the ATI Central Office in Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City on these dates!

ATI, ASSIST Hold Hands in Introducing CSA to Smallholder Farmers

DILIMAN, Quezon City—“If we really wanted to make a significant mark in poverty reduction, helping them is the best way to start.” These were the words of Senator Cynthia Villar, Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food during the project launch of “Improving Productivity in Agriculture through Climate-Smart Technology” or ImPACT Philippines. Villar stressed the need to support our farmers and fishers since about two-thirds of the country’s population is involved in the agriculture sector, directly or indirectly.

New Tales of Success, Influence, and Impact Coming Your Way

MEXICO, Pampanga — Empowering the stakeholders and inspiring more involvement in agriculture and fisheries by publishing stories on their challenges and triumphs. This is the goal of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and its network of training centers as they convene for the “Tales to Tell: Writeshop on Success Stories in Agriculture” on May 8-12, 2017.

AFMech Focals: A New Pool of Postharvest Technology Specialists

MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija — To ensure efficient transfer of technology to stakeholders and increase their level of mechanization adoption, a new breed of experts recently underwent a Resource Person Development Course on Grains Postharvest Technology. These new pool of resource persons are composed of 19 Agriculture & Fishery Mechanization (AFMech) focals from the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) network of training centers and the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech).

100 DA, LGU staff attend AFMech Technical Conference

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato — A total of 100 frontliners in agricultural extension attended the Technical Conference on Agricultural Mechanization and Postharvest Technologies last March 6-10, 2017.  They are composed of Agriculture and Fishery Mechanization (AFMech) focal persons of the Agricultural Training Institute’s network of training centers, Regional Information Officers from Department of Agriculture’s regional field offices, and staff from Provincial Agricultural Offices in Visayas and Mindanao.

Walking through Extension Interventions for a Climate Resilient Agriculture

DILIMAN, Quezon City — Facing the challenge of transferring climate information as extension messages to the most vulnerable sectors of the community, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently conducted the “National Workshop on Planning and Targeting Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) Livelihoods and Communities Focused on Vulnerability Assessment.”

Inspiring, Influencing and Achieving Results: A Training Series on Leadership and Management Skills

“When there is courage and encouragement, the progress is greater. A timely word of encouragement, always motivates, helps and strengthens; it produces the best of benefits.” – Lead Core Training and Consultancy

Agriculture Extension Workers: The Leaders and Managers of the AF Sector

SAN MATEO, Isabela — The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) values the role of extension workers as the front-line agents of change in building and maintaining relationships; getting and giving information; influencing people, and decision-making. Just as the institute commits to strengthen the competitiveness and capacities of the Agriculture and Fishery (AF) sector, its Career Development and Management Division recently held the first among this year’s three batches of Training on Extension Management for Municipal Agriculturists on February 13-17, 2017.

ATI Gears Towards ISO 9001:2015

DILIMAN, Quezon City — The success in the maintenance of the ISO 9001:2008 certification during the 2nd Third-Party Surveillance Audit of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) now leads its Internal Quality Auditors to attend a training-workshop on ISO 9001:2015.

The activity aims to provide the participants a calibrated and enhanced knowledge and skills in compliance to the new version. This is also to prepare and equip them for the adaption and transition of the Institute and the seven expansion training centers to the ISO 9001:2015 by September 2018, 21.

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