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.
More farmers are taking on the challenge to become future-ready as they participate in the first level of the Digital Farmers Program (DFP), the DFP 101.
After the conduct of the DFP 101 Master Trainers’ Bootcamp in June 2020, the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) network of training centers resumed to reaching more farmers and youth towards creating a digitally enabled farming environment.
The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) kicks off the National Coconut Month celebration on August 5, 2020 via Facebook Live. Bearing the theme, “Masaganang Niyugan Tungo sa Kaginhawaan”, the event pushes for nationwide and global promotion of the benefits of the coconut and the coconut industry.
Following the protocols under the new normal, various activities are set to be launched physically and virtually by the PCA. These include:
"CocoPapremyo", a recognition day for coconut farmers highlighting their best practices and innovative ideas;
With the theme “Batang Pinoy SANA TALL, Iwas Stunting SAMA ALL!”, this year's Nutrition Month celebration calls for a collective vision of having taller Filipino children by preventing stunting, through the participation of government, non-government organizations, civil society, business, academe, communities, and families.
Following the success of the 2019 campaign, this year’s World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will continue to promote awareness and call all players in the farm-to-fork continuum to take part in the food safety movement.
Under the theme “Food safety, everyone’s business”, the international day of commemoration encourages everyone who grows, processes, transports, stores, distributes, sells, prepares, serves, and consumes food; goodwill ambassadors; social media influencers and the general public, especially the youth to make a sustained difference in food safety.
With the public health emergency that the country is facing today, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) supports the adoption of the work from home (WFH) setup, a type of telecommuting or the use of telecommunications and/or computer technologies while working from an alternative workplace. WFH is believed to be a viable strategy in balancing the need to protect health and well-being of an organization's workforce while continuing its operations and service delivery to the public.
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.