DILIMAN, Quezon City—To capacitate the beneficiaries of the “Plant, Plant, Plant” program in producing quality seeds of vegetables, legumes, and herbs and spices, the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), conducted a three-day training on vegetable seed production.
Catheryn M. Villorente
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) has partnered with the Department of Education-Schools Division Office of Quezon City (DepEd-SDO-QC) to implement an integrated urban agriculture project.
The partnership was sealed through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by officials of the ATI and DepEd-SDO-QC. This is in support to the DA’s “Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Laban sa COVID-19” or “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program.
A fourth class town in the province of Capiz, Dumalag has operationalized a number of interventions to bring its Food on the Table Program further. With the support of its local chief
executive and agriculture leaders, the municipality was able to formulate more comprehensive programs and projects which are systematized, financially supported, and properly implemented for the benefit of its farmers. The ultimate goal is to have fruitful harvest at the end of each cropping
Amulung is a second class municipality in the province of Cagayan with a total corn area of over 6,200 hectares and almost 4,000 corn growers.
With its rich farming endeavors, the local government envisions Amulung to be the center of high-quality agricultural products in Luzon with sustainable, environment-friendly, and globally competitive corn produced by empowered stakeholders. To achieve this, Amulung is pushing further to improve its corn industry by attaining a five percent annual growth rate in production and increasing farmers’ income by five percent annually.
URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan—With one full year since the enactment of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), the Department of Agriculture (DA) and partner agencies, in cooperation with the local governments of Manaoag and Urdaneta, Pangasinan, conducted a national event to commemorate the law’s first anniversary of implementation.
DILIMAN, Quezon City— To evaluate its current procurement processes and strategize on how to fast-track public procurement in an effective and efficient manner, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) personnel revisited the Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA) in a three-day reorientation activity.
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.