Success Stories

Over the years, ATI has observed and documented success stories among its clients as a result of its Extension programs. These success stories are living proof of the Institute’s undying effort to provide an improved and proactive extension service to the agriculture sector.


South Cotabato is nurturing a humble but great person which can be considered probably one of the country’s national treasure in the person of Mr. Perfecto “Ka Peks” Vicente.  Ka Peks is a 78 year-old farmer-scientist who hails from Pangasinan.  He was a former UP professor and researcher who found solace in continuing his advocacy in rice seed banking and organic...
Our youth can be a tool for development. Given the right attention and proper direction, they too can play a vital role in shaping a brighter future for our country. However, due to the harsh circumstances tht beset our youth today, like drug addiction, vices, gambling and crimes, this statement can either be true or not. Here’s a story of Mary Ann Collado, a timid lass from...
Vicky Motril could never forget the tragic incident that happened in their home in Tupi, South Cotabato in 2001, when his husband, Teddy was shot in front of her by an unidentified gunner. While she was lying beside her husband, with blood all over her body, she prayed silently to protect her for the sake of her three children who are still too young to lose their parents.
Conventionally, a farmer is seen solely as a producer of his own products and seldom as a businessman. When the time comes to harvest his produce, he cannot demand a good price but is left at the whims of the traders.
The Many Faces of Poverty Poverty is a deplorable situation that cripples the humanity of our people, especially those living in the countryside. This is due mainly of the prevailing social injustice, characterized by the unequal distribution of wealth among the rich and the poor, where the rich becomes richer and ethe poor becomes poorer.
“My fellow farmers used to laugh when they look at my young transplanted rice seedlings which are planted singly. This system of rice farming, termed as System of Rice Intensification or SRI, which I learned from ATI trainers in one of the trainings I attended in South Cotabato is way different from the usual farmers’ practice of transplanting seedlings in a clump. Because of this,...