The Agricultural Training Institute is one with the nation in the observance of Soil Conservation Month.
As part of the Department of Agriculture's (DA) efforts to advocate awareness and consciousness of conserving soils in our country, the Department issued the Administrative Order No. 16 Series of 2007 to annually dedicate the month of June to promote the conservation, development, and management of soil and water as important resources for sustainable agricultural development.
The role and contribution of small-scale fishers, fish workers, and aquaculturists to the nation is one of the highlights of this year’s international occasions observed by the United Nations (UN).
Declared as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA) by the UN General Assembly, 2022 will be an opportunity to showcase the importance of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture for the nation’s food systems, livelihood, culture, and the environment.
Around 200 representatives from farmers organizations, government agencies, and civil society groups convened for a two-day knowledge exchange and discussion of best practices in agriculture and rural development during the pandemic.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) bagged the Outstanding Extension Project Award for its Digital Farmers Program (DFP) during the 2021 Virtual Philippine Extension and Advisory Services Network (PhilEASNet) Biennial AFFNR Extension Symposium.
The year 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges to all the sectors of the country especially agriculture and fisheries. A series of devastating events, such as the Taal eruption, emergence of the African Swine Fever, and a global health crisis, among others, ultimately tested the sector both in its fragility and resiliency.
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.