Saliot to YES Scholars: Ï don't want you to become employees, I want you to become employers

Dr. Asterio P. Saliot, director of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), grabbed the opportunity to personally visit the 11 scholars of the ATI's Youth Empowerment through Sustainable (YES) Agriculture Program during their training in GBS Agro Farms at Presbetero Pigcawayan, North Cotabato. Saliot explored the farm along with Councilor Gregorio Salhay and some staff of the ATI Regional Training Center XII.

Cultivating New Breeds of Farmers through ATI

At the age of 13, Jae-jae (ClayJae B. Er-Er) barely finished Grade IV. Living in one of the far flung areas of Lanao Del Sur, poverty and less accessibility to schools forced him to stop; his family could hardly provide for his education. Now, as he is turning 16, Jae-jae is very excited to take a new spectrum of learning, an innovative two-in-one process of transforming his innate skills into expertise in agriculture, fisheries and agribusiness.

ATI, SUCs to Produce More Farm Entrepreneurs

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and some State Colleges and Universities (SUCs) in the Philippines joined forces to creatively craft a recognized curriculum for higher education - a curriculum that is leaned in molding students and equipping them to land in suitable jobs needed in the agriculture sector.

DBP Eyes Scholars of ATI's Ladderized Courses

The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) recently committed in granting loan program for the youth as part of the ladderized course program of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Foundation for People Development (FPD).

As DBP prefers individual borrowers, it was disposed that ATI and FPD will identify prospective borrowers whom will be evaluated by the DBP. 4-H Club members are among the target so they could start and be nurtured as young agri-preneurs as early as possible.

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