ATI in the Western Visayas
BANGA, Aklan and SIGMA, Capiz – ATI Region 6 thru its Center Director, Dr. Eden DLR. Bautista, names two new Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSA) from the provinces of Guimaras and Capiz on November 23 and 26, 2020.
MAAYON, Capiz and LEON, Iloilo – Despite the COVID-19 scare, forty farmers actively participated in the recently concluded two batches of Skills Training on Corn Processing in Municipality of Maayon, Capiz on November 4-5, 2020 and Municipality of Leon, Iloilo on November 11-12, 2020 respectively.
BANGA, Aklan – COVID-19 pandemic is not a hindrance for ATI Region 6 in accrediting farms as Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA) in Western Visayas through its Center Director Dr. Eden DLR. Bautista together with Chief of Partnerships and Accreditation Services Section (PASS) Mavillo Z. Villorente, and Lyn Bantigue, Agriculturist II of PASS.
LEON, Iloilo – Sixteen hog raisers and practitioners from different barangays of Leon and five faculty and staff of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) in the said municipality attend the training on Swine Artificial Insemination (AI) Course for Farmers on November 11 to 13, 2020.
SAN JOSE, Antique – Forty farmers from nine municipalities in Antique namely Culasi, Barbaza, Bugasong, Belison, San Remigio, Sibalom, San Jose, Hamtic and Tobias Fornier bring their youth partners to assist them during the third and fourth batches of Digital Farmers Program 101 Training on November 11-12, 2020 at The Venue Hotel, Funda Landing, San Jose, Antique.
HERBS FOR LIFE: A Seminar on Herbs Processing and Utilization is a sequel to AgriTalk. The demand for a hands-on activity on herbs processing came after some group of women in Miag-ao, Iloilo requested that they be trained on this since there is an abundance of herbs and raw materials in the locality.
BANGA, Aklan – “I learned how to handle smartphones now, before I only used keypad phone. Thanks to ATI for this Digital Farmers Program 101 (DFP 101) and for the opportunity to widen my knowledge on farming, and most especially on gadgets. Many things came into my mind after this training. I want to make videos of my daily activities on the farm.
To ensure meat and egg availability, accessibility and affordability, ATI-RTC VI had distributed Itik pinas ducks to 100 recipients, free range chickens to 300 recipients and swine (piglets) to 60 recipients as extension support to trainings implemented.
BANGA, Aklan - As the battle for COVID-19 pandemic continues, ATI-Region 6 holds its third and last batch of Online Blended Training of Trainers on Production of High-Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds, and Farm Mechanization on October 19-30, 2020 with 18 total participants composed of ATI Learning Site Cooperators, Private Partners, Academe and TESDA Farm School Trainers.
BANGA, Aklan – Representatives of the Provincial Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, Rural-based Organization, and State Universities and Colleges join the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center VI on the 2020 Corn Program Consultative Planning Workshop via Zoom on October 15, 2020.
JANIUAY, Iloilo – “Nalipay gid ako kay nakaattend ako sa sini nga training, daw matumbo gid ako sa kasadya. Actually wala gid ako gaekspektar nga my mga farm tools nga ipagahatag kay ang akon lang gid ya gusto ko gid mahibal an ang teknolohiya sa sini nga training. [I am very happy that I have attended this training.
TWENTY FARMERS IN CULASI BENEFITED THE SECOND BATCH OF SEMINAR ON FINANCIAL LITERACY UNDER THE CORN PROGRAM
CULASI, Antique – “Kabay nga ang atun nga natun-an rudya magamit naton sa pagpanguma kapin gid ang mga materyales nga ginhatag sa aton. Nagapasalamat gid ako kay bisan may pandemic nakahiwat gihapon kita sang amo ka dya nga seminar. Madamo gid nga salamat.
BANGA, AKLAN – ATI Region 6 hosts its first batch of flexible learning modality with conduct of Training of Trainers on the Production of High-quality Inbred Rice and Seeds, and Farm Mechanization that runs from September 14-25, 2020.
PONTEVEDRA, Capiz - Twenty participants composed of leaders and selected members of five farmers’ associations attended the one-day Seminar on Financial Literacy cum Plant, Plant, Plant at Pontevedra, Capiz last September 24, 2020.
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.
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.
BANGA, AKLAN – Twenty-one (21) Barangay Animal Health Workers (BAHW) from the Municipalities of Madalag and Ibajay, Aklan were trained during the Training for Para- Technicians on Basic Veterinary Services (Barangay Animal Health Worker) last September 8 - 10, 2020, at ATI Training Hall, ASU Compound, Banga, Aklan in support to the National Livestock Program (NLP) of the Department of Agricultu
BANGA, AKLAN – Two Akeanon Farmers signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and received financial assistance from ATI Region 6 last September 8, 2020 for the development of their farms on edible landscape.
BANGA, Aklan – Fifty-two ATI Region 6 Staff takes part on the two-day training entitled: “Embracing the New Normal: Mental Health Awareness and Coping and Managing Stress in the Workplace” on September 2-3, 2020 at ATI Training Hall, ASU Compound, Banga, Aklan.
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.