From the Regions
ESPERANZA, Agusan del Sur- The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13 recently conducted a validation to the five (5) barangays in Esperanza on September 23, 2020. This is in response to the establishment of a Barangay Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Kiosk under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
The pandemic has pushed industries into exploring the digital platform since face-to-face contact is not advisable to limit its spread. Aside from the proliferation of urban gardening, webinars and other online training platforms suddenly sprouted out of nowhere. If you have not heard of Zoom or Google Meet, then you have been living under a rock.
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – ATI Calabarzon launched “Lingap sa Pamayanan: Adopt a Community,” which aims to integrate farming into the lifestyle of the urban dwellers through introduction and showcase of various sustainable agriculture technologies.
ILIGAN CITY – As COVID 19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the country changing the way of life of many Filipinos, altering our day to day living, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) will not waver in providing its stakeholders the services it deserves.
BUTUAN CITY- Wrinkle problems? Why don't you try Dragon Fruit," says Blezel Balmocena, a Dragon Fruit grower from Bancasi, Butuan City. She taught online learners about Dragon Fruit Production during the last episode of the i-BIDA nATIn webinar series Season 3 on September 18, 2020.
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite- 30 members of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) from federation and associations in Cavite province completed 11 hours of online training on urban gardening, dubbed as “Training on Urban Agriculture: Affordable, Available, and Safe Food for Persons with Disabilities.”
Malaybalay City, Bukidnon- A total of 43 ASF frontliners from the municipalities and cities of the Province of Bukidnon attended the 'Orientation Seminar on Border Control Measures Against African Swine Fever (ASF)'. This two batch activity will commence on September 21-22, 2020 at Veranda, Casisang, Malaybalay City.
Cabagan, Isabela. Promoting urban agriculture is one measure of addressing stability of food supply and foster social integration among communities. The Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Cabagan implements Urban Agriculture (UA) project.
NUMANCIA, Aklan – “They feed us not just with the knowledge and equipped us with skills but also we have provided by farm tools and materials. And in return we need to share what we have learned in this training to our fellow farmers and our neighborhoods.
BANGA, AKLAN – The Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center 6 welcomes the 14 new scholars of the EAsY AGRI Program during the virtual Orientation of Scholars on September 19, 2020 via Zoom.
MADRID, Surigao del Sur- The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Madrid, Surigao del Sur has finally launched its Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center on September 14, 2020 at Brgy. Linibunan, Madrid.
PILA, Laguna - The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CALABARZON in partnership with the Municipal Agriculture Office of Pila, Laguna conducted the second batch of Seminar on Urban Agriculture for 4H/RBO on September 18, 2020 via google meet. A total of 20 teachers and students of Don Manuel Rivera Memorial National Highschool participated in the activity.
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Uniformed personnel of the 564th Engineer Construction Battalion, 51st Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army were taught of the basics of planting organic lowland vegetables in the urban setting.
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – In support to the Plant, Plant, Plant Program or “Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Laban sa Covid-19” program of the Department of Agriculture in ensuring food security and availability, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CALABARZON initiated the radio broadcast on urban gardening entitled, “Kalahamanan: Kaalaman at Kahalagahan ng Paghahalaman.” Kahalamanan is a
Baybay City, Leyte –September is celebrated as the Civil Service Month in the Philippines with this year 2020 as the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary. ATI RTC 8 celebrates the occasion highlighting the importance of health and wellness as a means to boost immunity and fight Co-Vid 19.
PILA, Laguna – 20 farmers received free range chicken starter kits, consisting of chicks, chick booster, D1 Darak, and a bottle of Probiotics.
ATI CALABARZON Center Director, Marites Piamonte-Cosico and Pila town mayor, Hon. Edgardo Ramos and Municipal Agriculturist (MA), Camilo Palacol handed them over during the closing ceremony of the ATI-led training last September 17, 2020.
Learn the ABCs of Free-Range Chicken Production in the 7th Episode of ATI-RTC 12’s Free Online Seminar. This is exclusive for LSIs/ROFs. However, interested individuals can also join.
LANTAPAN, Bukidnon--- ‘Cassava chicharon, cassavaflan, cassava roll’, these cassava-based recipes were one of the highlighted native delicacies as the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 10 staged the second batch of the Training on Cassava Processing and Utilization.
BRGY. LOS ANGELES, Butuan City – If you think garden pot making is a woman’s world, you are probably wrong. During ATI-Caraga’s Do-it-yourself Garden Pot Challenge, male contestants romped away with the top three honors. As announced last September 15, 2020 in the center’s Facebook page, the following winners were:
Baybay City, Leyte – “I still use an old keypad mobile phone until now”, reveals Eliseo Ilocando, a 70-year old farmer from Baybay City, Leyte. Along with 9 other senior farmers, Mr. Ilocando braved the 1-day Digital Farmers Program 101 (DFP 101) to learn about digital farming.
Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.