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Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:32pm

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.

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 1:36pm

 Ang Agricultural Training Institute ay muling nakikiisa sa pagpugay ng ating bansa sa mga Pilipinong magsasaka at mangingisda lalo na ngayong Buwan ng Pagdiriwang mula ng nailabas ang Proclamation no. 33 noong Marso 21, 1989.

Ang ating mga kasama sa agrikultura at pangingisda ay patuloy nating kinikilala at pinupuri sa kanilang mahalagang kontribusyon para sa ikauunlad ng ating bansa. Dahil sa kanila, may pagkain tayo sa ating hapag-kainan araw-araw.

Mabuhay ang ating mga magsasaka at mangingisda!

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:22pm

DILIMAN, Quezon City – “Communication is a basic life skill that we must continuously learn and improve. Great communicators are great influencers,” expressed Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) OIC, Director Luz Taposok during the training on communication skills.

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:25am
PHILIPPINES – Hundreds of members of the 4-H Club of the Philippines convened in summer camps, workshops, forums, and other related events in various localities around the country. This was an effort of the Agricultural Training Institute, through its Regional Training Centers (RTCs), to continuously empower young farmers and agricultural enthusiasts in the country.

Held on different dates from March to May this year, these events comprised of various activities for members of the local 4-H Club chapters, including the provincial and municipal presidents. These involved team-building and camping activities, local games, pageants, as well as lectures and seminars.

ATI RTC I spearheaded a consultation, assessment, planning workshop, and organizational strengthening, while RTC VII marked their 27th Regional Farm Family Congress simultaneously with their 4-H Youth Camp. Candle-lighting ceremonies were also held, symbolizing the hopes, dreams, and plans of the 4-H Club to the farm youth throughout the country.

Aside from the 4-H Club members, officials of the local government and regional offices of the Department of Agriculture, officers of the local 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association of the Philippines, and other partners also took part in the activities in their respective regions.

The 4-H Club is an organization of out-of-school youth and in-school youth involved in agriculture programs and livelihood projects for the four-fold development of the Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. At present, 4-H Club has around 90,000 members with ages 15 to 30 years old.

Since the 1940s, the 4-H Club has been providing the youth opportunities to “learn by doing” through individual, group, and community projects. Through these efforts, the organization instills in the youth the spirit of volunteerism, cooperation, dignity of labor as well as promotes fellowship, understanding, and goodwill.
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 6:02pm

DILIMAN, Quezon City – For more than three decades now, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has been reaching out to young farmers in rural areas in the Philippines to pass on new agricultural technologies and practices through an exchange program in Japan. This program, called the Young Filipino Farmers Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ), has recently concluded a Pre-departure Orientation Course (PDOC) for some 18 scholars this year.

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 5:51pm

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The growing interest of more Filipinos in mango farming is bringing in more hope for the industry to meet the increasing domestic and international market demand. This was exhibited recently during the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) Free Seminar on Mango Production and Processing.

Around 300 individuals from as far as SOCCSKSARGEN came and participated in the discussion and demonstrations. They are mostly mango growers, local government employees, students, and private citizens with the desire to engage in mango farming.

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:23pm

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).

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:14pm

Aside from boosting the influx of tourists to local farms, “Farm Tourism” likewise advocates knowledge on agricultural practices in the country that will encourage more active involvement in the agriculture and fisheries sector. Moreover, it opens up opportunities for farmer-producers to market their products by connecting them directly to potential niche markets.