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ATI Organizes Focused Discussions on AFE Results Map
DILIMAN, Quezon City – Having unified goals and programs for the agriculture and fisheries sector has always been a challenge to the extension system in the country. Thus, it is essential that all development efforts of the government and the various extension service providers are discussed and collaborated.
In this line, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) as the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) training and extension arm, held a series of stakeholder-focused workshops to identify and validate extension interventions so as to improve the content of the draft of the Agriculture and Fisheries Extension (AFE) Results Map for 2011-2017.
Representatives from the DA and other National Government Agencies, state colleges and universities, local government units as well as the private sector that constitutes the National Extension System on Agriculture and Fisheries (NESAF) came to participate in the activity. Discussions on the Overview of the Philippine AFE Strategic Plan for 2011-2016, the DA’s Food Staples Sufficiency Program, and the highlights of studies presented during the first convention of the Philippine Agriculturists' Association were set out prior to the discussion circles on thematic areas of the results framework.
The stakeholder-focused workshops were conducted by ATI’s Extension Governance and Policy Division (ATI-EGPD) at the Institute’s Central Office last September 6 to 7 and 10 to 11, 2012. (with reports from Milagros C. Urbano)