Rural Development on the Line: MPM-RD to Produce More Graduates, Train More Scholars

first featured at ATI Interactive

The Master in Public Management major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) is an 18-month scholarship program that seeks to foster the rural development initiatives in the Philippines. The program scholars are permanent employees from three major rural development-oriented government agencies namely: Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Department of Agriculture (DA). Scholars are purposefully selected to stand as informed development managers who will help in decision-making for an efficient implementation of countryside development.

The MPM-RD employs a blended learning approach that combines the traditional face-to-face sessions with online learning. Its courses are tailored-fit to answer the needs in rural development, fully equipping its scholars with leadership skills in this area.

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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.

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.

Alcala Urged Scholars to be at the Forefront of PH initiatives Toward Rural Development

ORTIGAS CENTER, Pasig City – Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala urged the scholars who have just graduated with a degree on Masters in Public Management major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) to use the knowledge they acquired to lead in policy development and management of agriculture and business projects. He further uttered his confidence in the graduates' knowledge and capabilities, expecting them to be at the forefront of the country's initiatives toward rural development.

YAFP Program Mechanics

The scholarship program shall cover Bachelor's Degree related to agriculture, fisheries and other agriculture-related courses through schools/universities/institutions as approved by the ATI Capability Building Committee; and the scholar shall study on a full-time basis.

EHRDP Program Mechanics

Coverage of the EHRDP
Advanced Degree Courses on:

  1. Agriculture and Fisheries;
  2. Food Science;
  3. Veterinary Medicine;
  4. Environmental Science and Management;
  5. Forestry and Natural Resources; and
  6. Other Agriculture-Related Field

Specialized Courses

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