About ATI-RTC 3

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 116 dated January 30, 1987. As mandated under Section 14 (B) of Executive Order No. 116, the Agricultural Training Institute shall be responsible for the training of all Agricultural Extension Workers and their clientele. section 20(B) of Executive Order No.116 sets the general objective of the ATI: "To train Department Field Technicians in extension work with emphasis on technology transfer techniques, train generalists in Regional Field Units, conduct multi-level training programs to promote and accelerate rural development, and ensure that research results are disseminated through appropriate training and extension activities." In Central Luzon, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center at Region 3 (ATI-RTC 3) is standoutly established as the mergence of three provincial training centers in Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Bataan in 2004. It is now located in San Ramon, Dinalupihan, Bataan and covers seven provinces in Region 3, namely: Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales and Aurora. (map of region 3 ) It has Satellite Center within the Central Luzon Integrated Agricultural Research Center (CLIARC) compound in Sto. Nino, Pampanga and ATI-R3 Techno-demo Site in Singalat, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija. As one of the 17 training centers of ATI network working as the educational arm of the Department of Agriculture, it offers the following:

  1. Extensive trainings
  2. Education and information materials
  3. Technology demonstrations
  4. Farm and business advisories
  5. School-on-the -air
  6. Non-farm livelihood trainings and income-generating activities
  7. Trainings on marketing and financial management for rural-based organizations
  8. e-Learning courses on agriculture and fisheries Today, the Center moves its way to extend remarkable services to all its stakeholders. Its most recent endeavor is its intensive participation in the e-extension program operation wherein it facilitates the information dissemination via internet and on-line courses to its clients.