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BAR R&D Digest Features AFACI Projects in the Philippines

first featured at ATI Interactive


Established last November 2009, the Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) is a joint undertaking of 13 member countries that seek to foster sustainable agricultural growth in the region. Its network includes Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. The partnership involves collaboration, linkage, and sharing of technologies and best practices in furthering sustainable agriculture and food technology, as well as economic development amidst climate change.

A Move to Being More Mobile-Friendly

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Technologies evolve in a blink of an eye. It has and is continuously changing the way people live their lives, the way they communicate, and the way they learn. As demands and lifestyle change, continuous system upgrades are necessary so services that greatly rely on these technologies could cope with these innovations. One of the industries that have greatly advanced over the years is the mobile phone industry, people now are exceedingly dependent on their mobile phones.

Making Waves in the Philippine e-Learning Community

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – A key in the effective implementation of the Philippine e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries is the continuous pursuit and establishment of linkages with institutions from both public and private sectors. As the lead agency of the program, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) maximizes avenues for sourcing, networking, as well as knowledge-sharing with local and international institutions. One of these is the 2nd International Congress on e-Learning (ICE) recently organized by the Philippine e-Learning Society (PeLS).

USDA EDEN Team Visits the LeAD Center

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The Learning and Discovery (LeAD) Center of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) was recently visited by some representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). The team was in the country for a series of briefings and consultations with ATI and other partner agencies for the possible establishment of EDEN in the Philippines. As a start, the team had a meeting with the Institute’s executives about the project and to provide technical assistance in developing its framework.

Setting Competency Standards for Rice Industry Workforce: Training Regulations Underway

“Competency standards attempt to capture the various dimensions that, when taken together, account for ‘competent’ performance.” ̶ Employment Studies Institute

In this information age where breakthroughs and technologies rapidly evolve, continuous knowledge-acquisition and skills development are essential in coping up. Hence, it is crucial for the agriculture and fisheries sector to constantly capacitate and update its extension workers to hone their roles in imparting information and services to the farmers and fishers.

ATI Produces another PMDP Graduate

Tagaytay City, PHILIPPINES – An organization is simply as good as its workforce. It operates based on the competencies of its personnel, which implies that skilled staff equates to a thriving organization. Hence, to effectively realize its strategic goals, an institution must focus on cultivating its employees’ full potential.

2nd Batch Scholars Earn Masters Degree in Public Management

QUEZON CITY – A second batch of scholars from the various units of the Department of Agriculture (DA) successfully completed their Masters degree in Public Management, Major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). This said batch produced nine graduates namely: Fabian S. Aldiano of DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) VIII; Yvette T. Avellaneda, Hannibal P. Bayo-ang, Cherry Vic R. Cadiz, Victorino Z. Guillermo, Ruth B. Omandam, and Marie Mercedita J.

Mozambican Executives at the LeAD Center

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Officials from the Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) and Competitiveness and Private Sector Development Project (PACDE) in Mozambique recently visited the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and were briefed on the agency’s programs and services as well as toured around ATI Central Office’s Learning and Discovery (LeAD) Center.

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