ATI in the Western Visayas
BANGA, Aklan – Twenty-eight farmer cooperators of Learning Sites for Agriculture/School for Practical Agriculture (LSA/SPA) participated in the first LSA/SPA Forum via Zoom last December 11, 2020.
BANGA, Aklan - “This KAMMP Online training is a venue that allows me to come out from my mindset that I need to be contented for what I have earned from my salary. Through this training, it enlightens me that even I am employed, I can still be an entrepreneur of my business that I love to do.
BANGA, Aklan – ATI Region 6 records 20 farmers and stakeholders during the National Rice Awareness Month 2020 (NRAM) campaign on November 27, 2020, at 4H Learning Hub, ATI-RTC VI, ASU Compound, Banga, Aklan.
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.
CAPIZ, Western Visayas – 325 Capizeños graduated from the 16-week of School-on-the-Air (SOA) on Integrated Rice-Based Farming System: Pagpasanyog sang Panguma para sa mga Capizeños in Capiz. The said program was aired over RMN-DYVR (Roxas City) every Sunday from July 12 to November 21, 2020, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.
WESTERN, Visayas - Four Farmers' Information and Technology Services (FITS) Centers in Dumangas, Iloilo; Numancia, Aklan; Buenavista, and Jordan in the Province of Guimaras obtain Information and Communication Technology equipment that includes a laptop, printer, tablet, and pocket wifi on November 18, 2020, as part of the FITS Enhancement program of ATI Region 6.
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.
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.