ATI in Cagayan Valley
Year-end assessment has been the practice in the corn extension program of the ATI in Region 02 to assess and review the program implementation and accomplishments of the corn agricultural extension workers (AEW).
Farmers and fishers in the coastal town of Claveria, Cagayan can now access agri-fishery information at their fingertips.
Another qualification offered by the ATI-RTC 02 Competency Assessment Center is Rice Machinery Operation NC II. Its accreditation was issued on October 24, 2020 and now ready to accept applicants for assessment.
The Competency Assessment Center (CAC) of the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 02 (ATI-RTC 02) is once again compliant to the requirements as Assessment Center of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the recently conducted online compliance audit.
Another batch of Training of Trainers on Farmer-Scientists Training Program (FSTP) was conducted for selected staff of the Office of the Municipal Agriculture and learning site cooperators of Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya, Office of the Provincial Agriculture of the same province and Nueva Vizcaya Experiment Station.
Fourteen budding agriculturists from Region 02 were accepted on the EAsY Agri (Educational Assistance for the Youth) Scholarship Program of the Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Training Institute starting academic year 2020-2021.
The popular mentorship and coaching program for farmers and agripreneurs is now online and successfully launched in Region 02 on October 7, 2020. The Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) of the Go Negosyo in partnership with the Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute is being conducted through virtual sessions.
The promotion of urban agriculture has reached the municipality of Gamu, Isabela. Right at the Cumigad’s Farm in barangay Linglingay, 25 individuals from different barangays convened for a face-to-face and video mediated information caravan on organic vegetable farming system.
Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar led the awarding of various projects to different farmers’ groups and local government units in Region 02 during his quick visit on September 30 at ATI-RTC 02, San Mateo, Isabela.
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.
Two batches of Retooling Course on Lowland Rice Seed Production and Certification for Seed Growers were conducted on August 10-12 and 12-14 at ATI-RTC 02 San Mateo, Isabela.
SAN MATEO, Isabela. The school-on-the air on organic agriculture, OK sa OA was concluded over the airwaves and social media pages of the Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center 02 (ATI-RTC 02). The project has around 300 farmers and young farmers from different municipalities of Isabela and Cagayan participating.
Another batch of facilitators and trainers for the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Farm Schools were prepared to handle season-long modified farmers’ field school offered to rice farmers in the region.
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.