From the Regions
A three-day Online Summit 2020 was initiated by The Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine (PCLM) spearheaded by their President, Dr.
A Result Based Monitoring Evaluation (RBME) survey was administered by the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC XI) through its Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMEU) from August to September this year.
BATAC CITY, Ilocos Norte - Intensified food production is now the call of the times. With the ill-effects of COVID-19 such as hunger, loss of jobs and businesses down, the need to innovate and initiate is a must.
STA. BARBARA, Pangasinan - The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) launched the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” in celebration of its 34th National Coconut Week at the Barangay Hall of Tebag East in Sta. Barbara last August 25, 2020. With the theme “Masaganang Niyugan, Tungo sa Kaginhawaan”, the activity aims to promote various coconut and agricultural products in the province.
Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City---In support to the “Ahon Lahat, Pagkain Sapat Kontra sa Covid 19 or ALPAS COVID 19” and the “Plant, Plant, Plant Program” of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Greenminds Incorporated, an Extension Service Provider (ESP) of the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X) together with Fergber Integrated Organic Farming Incorporated recen
BUTUAN CITY – In view of the new teaching-learning modes under the new normal, the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 13 encouraged the grantees of the Educational Assistance for the Youth in Agriculture (EAsY Agri) to maximize their free time for various educational opportunities.
CRA FARMERS TRAINED ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FARM RECORD KEEPING, RECEIVED STARTER KITS FOR COMMUNITY GARDENING PROJECT
SIGMA, CAPIZ – Fifteen beneficiaries of Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) Project were trained on entrepreneurship and farm record keeping during the Skills Enhancement on Farm Business Development and Farm Record Keeping for Small-scale Rural Farmers last September 11, 2020 at Barangay Cogon, Sigma, Capiz.
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TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite- The Agricultural Training Institute- CALABARZON collaborated with private extension partners in establishing propagating stations that will serve as a community-based plant nursery, dubbed as “Binhi para sa Pamayanan.”
SILANG, Cavite – Young farmers of 4H Greenery Community Farm, a recognized youth organization in this municipality recognize the importance of growing their own food, especially during this pandemic.
Among them is Maria Monica Vicedo.“Malaking tulong ang mga ganitong programa para sa amin kasi bukod sa estudyante kaming lahat na nag-take ng agriculture, dagdag kaalaman [ito].”
BRGY. LOS ANGELES, Butuan City – They thought only lilies and kangkong can thrive purely in water. Thanks to the webinar series on Hydroponics last September 11, 2020, at least online learners now know that other crops too can grow in such a soilless and aqueous environment.
BUTUAN CITY- The fifth episode of the i-BIDA nATIn program webinar series talks on the importance and health benefits of leguminous crop to humans and animals.
The said episode which was aired last September 4, 2020 served as an avenue for the participants in gaining new knowledge specifically in producing different types of legumes.
M’lang, Cotabato- To see agriculture as a profitable and exciting career path, the center through its 4-H/RBO Program conducted the Training on Mushroom Production and processing held at M’lang, Cotabato last August 27-27, 2020.
KORONADAL CITY- In the bid to enhance and increase the access of information of the rice farmers relevant to them, the ATI-RTC 12 thru its Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund Program and Information Services Section conducted an initial field validation in the five (5) top rice-producing barangays in Koronadal City for the Farmer’s Information Technology Services (FITS) Center establishment.
LAMBAYONG, Sultan Kudarat- The center through its Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program successfully conducted the Refresher Course on Inbred Rice Seed Production and Seed Certication on August 18-20, 2020.
Food is essential to life. Its availability should not depend on the market. Each family in the community should have a sustainable source of food, not only in this time of pandemic.
Members of Anak-Baluan 4-H Club made themselves busy and productive through learning the ABCs of Mushroom Production during the training conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute Region 12 (ATI XII) on August 19-20, 2020.
BRGY. LOS ANGELES, Butuan City- The Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Extension Services Program (RCEF-RESP) team attended the virtual meeting on revisiting of calendar year 2021 targets. This is along with Center Director Samuel L. Calonzo of the Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13.
The ATI-RTC XII came to four cities of Region XII to launch the Extension Support to Community Agriculture Production and Enhancement to Battle COVID-19 Pandemic (ESCAPE COVID-19). The center brought the program to Koronadal City, Kidapawan City, General Santos City, and Tacurong City on July 8, 16, 21, and 24, respectively.
In line with the National Nutrition Month, the ATI-RTC XII celebrates with a cooking contest and a quiz bee on July 27 at the ATI-RTC XII Session Hall.
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.