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Under Executive Order No. 116, the Bureau of Agricultural Extension (BAEx), the Philippine Agricultural Training Council (PATC) and the Philippine Training Centers for Rural Development (PTC-RD) was merged and became the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).ATI started with ten training centers in 1987. The number of training centers nationwide rose to 26 when nine Regional Training Centers (RTC) and seven Farmers’ Training Centers (FTC) were set up in 1988. In 1989, ATI was composed of 41 training centers nationwide when seven FTCs, seven Regional Fishermen’s Training Centers (RFTC) and the International Training Center on Pig Husbandry (ITCPH) were established.Republic Act 8435 or the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) of 1997 strengthened ATI’s role as the DA’s extension and training arm. In November 1998, the RFTCs were turned over to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. Also, the FTCs were renamed Provincial Training Centers.Again in 2004, the ATI was restructured. The ATI Cabagan and ATI San Mateo, who work closely with its partner-agencies and stakeholders covering separate geographical areas of Cagayan Valley, was integrated as one to achieve regional unity and synergy of operation and together become the ATI-Regional Training Center-Cagayan Valley. Its coverage areas are the island group of Batanes, the valley provinces of Cagayan and Isabela and the generally mountainous provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.
Our stakeholders are the LGU Agricultural Extension Workers, Farmers, Fisherfolk, Entrepreneurs, Rural Women, Youth, Cooperative officers and members and other stakeholders who desire to engage in agricultural livelihood activities.