From the Regions
SAN MATEO, Isabela. The Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC 02) conducted two batches of training on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) on Meat Processing for rural women.
CALABARZON – In partnership with Radyo Natin 106.3 Laguna, Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Calabarzon resumed its information caravan on RCEF for the province of Laguna through a radio program, dubbed as “TalaPalayan: Talakayan ukol sa RCEF Program” after it was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte – As an agricultural region, 22% of Eastern Visayas’ land area is devoted to rice cultivation. Being the Philippines’ staple food, rice is no stranger to the plates of Filipino households.
LOS ANGELES, Butuan City – Finally after more than a month, winners of the “Garden Mo, i-BIDA Mo” vlogging contest were finally revealed last August 5, 2020 via Facebook page of ATI Caraga Region.
KIDAPAWAN CITY - In order to maximize sow productivity, Barangay Animal Health Workers (BAHWs) of Kidapawan City were trained by experienced Artificial Insemination (AI) on August 4-6, 2020 during the training on Walang Aray sa AI.
ATI Compound, EL SALVADOR CITY--- The “AgriStoryahay sa ATI” webinar series of the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X) is off to another fresh and informative episodes focused on Free Range Chicken Production & Management, Itik Pinas Production, and a two-part episode on Swine Raising and Management.
Baybay City, Leyte – “As a youth, it's a challenge for us how to stay productive during the pandemic”, said Armila Circulado, a participant to an ATI RTC 8 seminar.
BANGA, Aklan – After the closing of the first semester, ATI in Region 6 holds its Management Review cum Performance Review despite of COVID-19 pandemic’s threat on July 28-30, 2020 at ATI Training Hall, ASU Compound, Banga, Aklan.
SAN MATEO, Isabela. “Amid the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Regional Agriculture and Fishery Extension Network (RAFEN) spearheaded by the Agricultural Training Institute in Region 02, convened for their semestral meeting.
CENTRAL VISAYAS – The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 7 in collaboration with the Local Government Units of the priority provinces of Bohol and Negros Oriental conducted additional 10 Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Information Caravan to rice towns, of which nine (9) were from Bohol namely: Ubay, Talibon, Cortes, Bilar, Balilihan, Buenavista, Garcia-Hernan
MALAY, Aklan – "I am grateful for I am one of the chosen participants in this activity. This shows that farming is not just about products but also a stress reliever. We learned numerous things like recycling empty bottles and making our pots out of our wastes. We didn't just produce and beautify our surroundings but we also helped in reducing pollutants to our environment.
The graduates of the School-On-the Air (SOA) on Beekeeping can now put into practice what they have learned from the radio program as they obtained starter kits of stingless bee colonies from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Davao Region through the National Livestock Program (NLP).
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – The Training of Trainer on High Qulaity Inbred Rice Seeds, Seed Certification and Farm Mechanization recently wrapped up on July 24, 2020 at the NMACLRC, Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon with the participants armed with new learning and new networks they all shared in the 5 day face-to-face activity.
MARAMAG, Bukidnon – In order to enhance and put into practical activity the theories and concepts that the rice farmer participants of the "Training of Trainers on Production of High Quality Inbred Rice Seeds, Seed Certification and Farm Mechanization" learned, the aforementioned participants were given the opportunity to go to the field and experience rice farming activities.
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – Last July 20, 2020, the first episode of the “Rise with Rice: A Radio Program on Inbred Rice Seeds Production and Farm Mechanization” under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program was launched at DXDB-AM or Radyo Bandilyo in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
VALENCIA CITY, Bukidnon – In order to spread the word and brief not only farmers, as well as stakeholders regarding the Rice Tarrification Law or RA11203, a radio program for it was launched at a local radio station 1134 DXMV, aka Radyo Ukay, located at Valencia City, Bukidnon last July 13, 2020 with Mr. Arthur Sapanghari as its regular anchor.
Baybay City, Leyte – CoVid 19 and all, learning shall continue for fifteen (15) participants of the Training of Trainers on Production of High Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds and Farm Mechanization (Blended).
ILOCOS NORTE - Health and food crisis are among the havoc caused by the corona virus since it started in 2020. In response to this, the Department of Agriculture (DA) introduced the Plant Plant Plant Program (4Ps) to ensure continued food production in rural and urban areas to enhance food security amidst the pandemic.
BUTUAN CITY – After three weeks of training, more than 30 participants from the different government agencies successfully completed the first Module of the online Trainers’ Training on Food Safety which was conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Caraga.
“We are all affected by this Corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, but we have to move on, we have to seek ways to help produce food for the majority.” These are the words of Center Director Imelda Guillermo during the opening of the management and performance review.
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.